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7.14: Hill, Sean "Distance Between Desires" from Dangerous Goods (2013)

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    From the moon to the end of this poem
    hums the distance between desires.
    In troughs of night Jasmine slept,
    numb from the consumption of rays

    from the moon. Through to its end, this poem 5
    fends off desire. A toast to the heavy
    drum that pulls us daily and urges that we

    hum the distance. Between desires,
    men scoff at the moon, hung lightly to shine 10
    plum-dark night as they measure breaths

    from the moon to the end. Of our poems,
    ends tossed out to hold them off, we hope
    some may say they rumble on and pleasingly 15

    hum the distance between. Desires
    bend us and bend. Doff your hat, where I come
    from, a show of respect. Desires plumb where we come

    from. The moon to the end of this poem
    lends soft light. As one desire leaves another 20
    hums the distance between desires.

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    7.14: Hill, Sean "Distance Between Desires" from Dangerous Goods (2013) is shared under a CC BY-NC license and was authored, remixed, and/or curated by Heather Ringo & Athena Kashyap.