Abigail Zimmer

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SISTERS CAMP ALONG LAKE ERIE NEAR
THE WINE HARVEST

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better than Michigan, they agree, a parenthetical
in the history of turbulence. here they amble
in bad shape across all that is growing. timetable
of chafe and fray and vine disease. softly defined.
as one they can’t get the fire going but they pitch
a tent against the wind / hope their weight is enough
or are they growing lighter? holes in the map where
too many thumbs rerouted. when respite from
home. when drunk. imagined differently, the water
shiny as in not us. it’s good when memory stumbles.
to be so wide. to be a vat of picked fruit, waiting.

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