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Gated community by Brent Cantwell

ON THE ODE AGAIN

At what point do I submit to the line? A line at last alone? When a shop sign squeaks? When a green-corrugated roof reminds  the daily grind of wheels and drills and weeks that growth yields a silence that drowns  us deaf?  Hiking home here silence is old Rangitata rumbling down to the edge of an unplanned town like smoke - a line of least resistance - twisting the damp spine of the white Alps blue. But this river - this forged coincidence  of stone a...

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