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WHITE WHALE REVIEW
JENNIFER BARBER
Jennifer Barber's poems have appeared in a number of journals, including Poetry, AGNI Magazine, Fulcrum, Shenandoah, Partisan Review, Georgia Review, Upstreet, and Field. Her collections are Vendaval and Rigging the Wind. She is the past recipient of a Puschart Prize and is founding and current editor of the literary journal Salamander, now in its 16th year. She teaches at Suffolk University.
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Jennifer Barber

LYING NEXT TO ME,

 

you roll closer,

mumble that you’re cold.

 

Cold, as if

you hadn’t

slept warm all these years.

 

A cotton blanket

on the bed. The trees

with their massive

August leaves.

 

It is cold.

 

What floats

through me in the dark,

what bitten thread,

 

desolation in the towns…

 

Copyright © Jennifer Barber. White Whale Review, issue 1.1


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