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God's Act in Acts
Irina Ratushinskaya
Comeback for Snowy Plover
Dancing in the Cathedral
Chiang Mai
The Possiblilities of Clay
Sonnet for my left hip
The Golden Carp
What I Needed to Do
Mary Considers Her
States of being
The longevity of roots
The Returns of Love
Leaf, fallen
Photos from My Trip
The Songs of Camoapa
The Annunciatory
Psalm for the
January Thaw
Holding on
The chair without
The blue eyeball
Emergency Supplies
Peace on Earth
Robin in the late afternoon
Catch of the day
Emergency supplies

Take a couple of CDs in your car. Listen
to them for their music, but if
you get buried in the snow, put them
on your car roof so the search helicopters
can pick up the flashes of sunlight. Fat candles, too,
to warm your car cave as you wait.

So, candles and matches, a rug, water,
a flashlight, maybe a book of poems.
Be prepared. Better yet, resist the call
of the white wild in the first place. Stay
safe indoors in the warm
house you have built out of love.

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