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A Poem by Rebecca Hazelton

A Poem by Rebecca Hazelton

Author: Poetry Editor

March 14, 2019

This week, a poem by Rebecca Hazelton.


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Just as a light moving over the waters
__________________the waves that drown us,

the folds of her panties
________take on definition
whenever a cursor passes over,

the folds of her t-shirt
________suggest the breasts beneath
with sweat

and when she stand in moist relief
________against the black particulate,
illuminated through our interest,

there is curled in her manufactured glance,
________________a coy suggestion
______________________of the pleasures
____________________________of completion

like flourish of the B of the Beginning,
______________surrounded by the gold flecked
_______________________________________of lambs
________that strain against their tethers,
________________.and can never lie down
_________________________________or sleep.


REBECCA HAZELTON is an award winning poet and writer. She’s the author of Fair Copy, Vow, and Gloss, which was a 2019 New York Times New and Notable poetry book. She was the 2010-11 Jay C. and Ruth Halls Poetry Fellow at the University of Wisconsin, Madison Creative Writing Institute and winner of the “Discovery” / Boston Review 2012 Poetry Contest. A two time Pushcart prize winner, her poems have appeared in Poetry, The New Yorker, and Best American Poetry.

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