All Afternoon We

By Lyn Lifshin

read Lorca

by five snow

blurred the

glass. February. I

leaned against

those chill panes.


burned through the

snow with apples

You in the

other room

I was thinking

don’t let

this be some

warmth I can

move near

and never know



Lyn Lifshin has published over 130 books including 3 from Black Sparrow. Recent books:  Barbaro: Beyond Brokenness and The Licorice Daughter: My Year with Ruffian. Recent books:  Ballroom, All the Poets (Mostly) Who Have Touched me, Living and Dead. All True, Especially the Lies. Just out, Knife Edge Absinthe: The Tango Poems. NYQ books will publish A Girl Goes into The Woods. Also just out For the Roses poems after Joni Mitchell. Her web site: and Hitchcock Hotel.

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