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“Now you are looking up from the bottom of the lake. / You are walking past the townhouses in April / under the budding trees, and drowning.”

—Evelyn Lau, Geist 97

“If you must tell a bear / about your hysterectomy, / your son’s defection from the military / academy, speak quietly / but with conviction. / Never let them smell your Ativan.”

—Claire Caldwell, Geist 96

You wore a Band-Aid over your temple. / You’d popped a zit right up against the bathroom mirror. / At the pub you said, 'I was hit with a field hockey stick.'”

—Renee Sarojini Saklikar, Geist 85

You will try to confront The North, but when you go to find it, it will have paid your bill and left. No, it’s not in the bathroom.”

—Jeremy Stewart, Geist 93

Your poem should look pretty and shut up. / Your poem should have a boner. / Your poem should smell like a wax museum or jail.”

—Kathryn Mockler, Geist 97

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