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Here is a poem from Natural Bridge Issue #31: Recovery by Dustin Junkert

A swallow gulps a bread crumb

and the heart rises to meet it at the window.

           

Everything is half-shut! eyes and curtains!

The swallow flutters against the half-glass.

 

Lover, you have touched a blind

clock-worked mind. Cobalt spiderwebs

 

cling to the porch rails, rubbed with sun

flashing red and settling on yellow.

 

Imagine playing them with a smooth violin bow

the way one forgets to sign a paycheck.