“I spent a lifetime building.”
We come down from the mountains. We brought eggs, a table, a windowshade. There were times when we couldn’t bring anything. So many people.
As you were walking up the hill and I was walking down, we almost passed each other. But I grasped your arm and backed up. You said: “This is what I look like now.”
Kate Greenstreet, "7 December" from The Last 4 Things. Copyright © 2009 by Kate Greenstreet. Reprinted by permission of Ahsahta Press.
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Poet Kate Greenstreet
POET’S REGION U.S., Mid-Atlantic
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