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Lysbeth Em Benkert

Amorphous solid

I will
hold
my palm

against the window between us,

and I’m sure
to push
through
if I
just
wait
long
enough.


Lysbeth Em Benkert is a long-term transplant to the upper mid-west where she teaches writing, rhetoric, and literature.


 

Lysbeth Em Benkert

Doing the Math

I have covered half the distance between us

and half that again

and again,

but I still
can’t
tou
ch
y
o
u
.

Lysbeth Em Benkert is a long-term transplant to the upper mid-west where she teaches literature and rhetoric.