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from the August 2016 issue

From “The Ringing of the Rain has a Forgiving Grace”


A tangerine sun gave my birdcage a ripe rinsing

Its spacious temporary closure is uncommonly loud and clear

Dead ringer for a dime


Fingertips are spark-tinted.

Their milk contains one-percent fat

Slow results. Delay dowager’s hump.

Low-lying pain. A leaky fist.

I am willing to carve you a ten-second slice of winter.

嘹亮的雨水有原諒的美 © Ye Mimi. By arrangement with the author. Translation © 2016 by Steve Bradbury. All rights reserved.

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