At Precisely the Corner by Faith Holsaert


“At Precisely the Corner” by Faith Holsaert


at precisely the corner
a woman with wild eyes
as you are turning
a kind of wildness
as you are turning
turn wall-eyed terror

another whom you knew
and now, look
and now, not whom you thought
and look again
and you will see

she is walking close to the wall
no room for a shadow

a dog follows
a feist dog who fits inside her shadow

you know these dogs
know them from back home



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