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It seems a beautiful day. The same

genes that give humans the ability

to speak give birds the ability to sing.

Before and after 5, ovals lay eggs,

flowers hiding inside, light buried

underground. Let it all hang out.

Each separate branch must be shaped,

cut with the cake knife, arranged

to the laws of chance. Weeping

woman, look up here. The firefighter

and his dog dream of a high place.

Howie Good is the author of Dangerous Acts Starring Unstable Elements, winner of the 2015 Press Americana Prize for Poetry. He co-edits White Knuckle Press with Dale Wisely.

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