Poem in Which You Become a Detective

Poetry Catie Rosemurgy

The fire that destroyed the town was a hybrid eclipse
behind which someone murdered a boy.
And a girl.

And maybe the parents, their popped eyes
stuck to all the branches and ready to drop seeds.

We’ll find out who did it. Even now the peeling boat
is scraping up the stream with  [...]

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Issue 24



Spring 2016


Catie Rosemurgy is the author of two collections of poetry, My Favorite Apocalypse and The Stranger Manual (both Graywolf). She lives in Philadelphia.


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