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I have forgotten the difference between near and far,

between the look and the line.


Is this going to have to be another translation?


Because the question I wanted to ask doesnít work in the present tense.

And this tree falling?


I cannot let this be a look, nor just a line.


Canít we make this a story about someone else?

In its current storm, the lightning will snap a white heat,


and eventually everyone else will only care

about the tree that was knocked down,

about the broken window and the flooding.


But inside the house we are still wondering if I meant one or two,

lost or found. Inside the house we are still wondering

if our map still fits the territory.

Always the flooding, and that tree still my secret.





Early on autumn mornings,

itís hard to tell the difference

between a curled leaf on the Linden tree

outside my office window and:

a tucked mouse, a heart, a nuthatch,

the half-finished possibility of a nest.


My third childhood home

was on Linden street and its magic

was a camellia so overgrown it could hold

aloft the body of a five-year-old girl. She was:

a tucked mouse, a heart, a nuthatch,

the half-finished possibility of a nest.


Michelle Bailat-Jones, St. Legier, Switzerland


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