SHADOW Oh no, not so, and now you say that it could not Have possibly occurred that way, the merest thought It could be otherwise must be dismissed. It was Illusion of some sort -- to see the moment pause, That face appear. You knew how far she'd come, but when You failed to speak, the way things are flowed back again.
Jared Carter’s most recent collection, The Land Itself, is from Monongahela Books in West Virginia. His Darkened Rooms of Summer: New and Selected Poems, with an introduction by Ted Kooser, was published by the University of Nebraska Press in 2014. A recipient of several literary awards and fellowships, Carter is from the state of Indiana in the U.S.
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