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Deepstep Come Shining (excerpt)

When the aim is to feel wholeness itself. She laid her hand on

the deeply furrowed bark, groping for the area of darkest

color. The trunks would be painted with a palette.

Solids would develop from the center outward. Avoiding any kind

of line. The body pressed against the trunk until she were

certain of being extinguished by the darkness. One achieves

a concealed drawing. Which is most like night.

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Copyright © 1988 C.D. Wright
Used with the permission of The Permissions Company, Inc.
on behalf of Copper Canyon Press.

Published in C.D. Wright Poems

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