Duhamel, Denise 2003

Wednesday, February 12, 2003
with Kevin Young

In a few days,
someone comes to crack
our shells and reunite
us as a family.

– Denise Duhamel, “Wish You Were Here”

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The blue forest, chilled and blue, like the lips of the dead
if the lips were gone. The year has been cut in half
with dull scissors, the solstice still looking for its square
on the calendar…

– Denise Duhamel, “June”

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