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Poetry Nick Flynn

Imagine a glass of water, a drop of blood sus- / pended—dead center—one drop, watch it / dissolve. I can’t tell the difference, not today, not / really, between this & / your body, faceup, in a pond, say, eyes closed, each pulsing / leaf. What else / are we here for, why are we this / & not  [...]

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Issue 12

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12

Winter 2011

Author

Nick Flynn is the author of two memoirs, The Ticking Is the Bomb and Another Bullshit Night in Suck City, (both W.W. Norton & Company), and three books of poetry, Blind Huber, Some Ether, and the forthcoming The Captain Asks for a Show of Hands (Graywolf Press). ​

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