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Circles Where the Head Should Be by Caki Wilkinson

By Caki Wilkinson

The poems in Circles the place the top could be are packed with items and oddities, bits of stories, epic catalogues, and a forged of characters hoping to make feel of all of it. beneath the usually whimsical floor, although, lies a look for these connections we lengthy for yet so frequently pass over, and a want for artwork to bridge the gaps. Circles the place the pinnacle can be has its personal targeted voice, a full of life intelligence, insatiable interest, and a made up our minds command of shape. those features play off each other in ways in which coach and enjoyment. An impossible to resist book.”—J. D. McClatchy, writer of Mercury Dressing: Poems, pass judgement on hurricane and tension spider net helps a bead of rain is as major as rain’s get to the bottom of, poised the place a few spinneret has pitched its threads aslant, because, held or maintaining, every one endures a pressure— one presses, one reacts. Don’t inquire from me what it’s worthy. regardless of the evidence of matter’s favorite states, such concentration’s of no end result past this lifestyles, a web adapted to wreck, too overdue for recompense while weight evaporates.

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Who don’t know a prank will overturn their evening plans: they lean on the verisimilitude of a table held with half its screws unscrewed, the rest clinking like milk money with lint inside the prankster’s pocket—she, a guest of guests, who’s looking forward to the crash and unicycles past with crack panache, ecstatic that the ice cream maker churns. 53 Epithalamium Weddings, she thinks she’s getting good at them, she says. You bet. Except maybe she pulled a muscle—that bouquet weighed twenty pounds, or something, didn’t it?

No pain, no gain: they’ve hit their zone. Some set the pace, some raise the bar. Their bodies are machines and need upkeep to keep up with the race. Besides, they’ve learned upkeep’s its own reward— better, in fact, than what they’re racing toward. Conditioning starts early: pint-sized Nikes, then Gatorade and Wheaties. ” 37 XII. Women’s Studies From boyfriends, dreamier than Irish setters, to kiss-lock bags, pain pills, and debutante genderlect (“Love ya lots” in bubble letters), history is just an afterthought.

Call me Miss Sisyphus, she says. 55 Storm and Stress That a spider web supports a bead of rain is as significant as rain’s resolve, poised where some spinneret has pitched its threads aslant, since, held or holding, each endures a strain— one presses, one reacts. Don’t ask me what it’s worth. Despite the facts of matter’s favored states, such concentration’s of no consequence beyond this life, a net tailored to break, too late for recompense when weight evaporates. 56 Aftermath Those who were standing experienced sensations of dizziness & vertigo.

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