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Havens (excerpt)

D. A. Axelrod

The cold descends from the north
and all the spaces between us fill up
with silence, as in the spaces between voices
in a cantata that comes on the radio
at dawn, a calming segue between
morning's first cycle of news and the next.

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"Havens" (excerpt) by David Axelrod from The Cartographer's Melancholy, published by Eastern Washington University Press. Copyright © 2005 by David Axelrod. Reprinted with the permission of Eastern Washington University Press.


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