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 poetry | Elizabeth Robinson | issue 3

The word seems to have meant the unformed embryo,
the way it casts light,
distended reflection.

Or the translation meant:
to backtrack.

The word seems to have been a garment
that closed over the footsteps
of a retreating figure.

A beam led astray, pointing forward,

Or the translation claimed that what overcame one, literally atop itself,
as incipient shape or movement, would also bend light.

Elizabeth Robinson

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