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This Winter  J. F. Connolly

March:

                   for Sandy His wife has a hole in her heart.                   He listens for the snap of a twig, his mind trained

3 - First day of spring break

                  for the lessons of silence,

12 - Classes resume

that dark world of shape and shadow, the articulation of the alphabet of rain. His wife has a hole in her heart. Her life is the reading of systolic numbers and he wants a stay against     

time—

against the arteries gone wrong.

Graceful Decomposition   Paige Howell He remembers the mouths of those just dead. He longs to hear them sing the song of a breathing that keeps beating                   on and on— and it is breaking apart this hole in her heart. The topography of her veins is a map                   without rhyme or reason. His wife has a hole in her heart. The hole in each day is the flow of blood, a pressure that becomes                   a poem that keeps changing its lines. His wife has a hole in her heart.

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Spectrum: Northeastern University's Literary Arts Magazine: 2017-2018 Calendar  

Annual calendar produced by student-run publication at Northeastern University, Boston, MA.

Spectrum: Northeastern University's Literary Arts Magazine: 2017-2018 Calendar  

Annual calendar produced by student-run publication at Northeastern University, Boston, MA.