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Emily Middents Graf

The part of the funeral when you have to stand—

does it mean readiness?


Andrew, God,

it’s been two years now.


If you want to write a poem about the distance between

Gambier, OH, and Patagonia, you can Google the mileage.

If you want to write about poets

who’ve killed themselves,

you can Google “poets who’ve killed themselves.”


In Roget’s Online Thesaurus, I typed “hard” into the empty window

and the first thing that came up was “Existence.”


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