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Sophie Cabot Black is author of The Misunderstanding of Nature and The Descent. Her poetry has appeared in The Atlantic, The New Republic, The New Yorker, The Paris Review, and Poetry.
Responsibility is making certain
Nothing is leftover. In the utmost clearing
Where you find yourself...
Sophie Cabot Black
Which cannot be written tries anyway—
From one room to another, each time startled
And does not want...
I will try to know your death exactly
As you do. The moon has shown up tonight,
Coin in the palm of...
In this narrow passage I must appear as large
As possible, arms uplifted into what
You say you will come
Again; this time I will wait through
The extra burning, the vicinity of
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