Drifting

By Lyn Lifshin

things I have and

don’t have

come from this

moving between

people like

smoke. I’ve been

waiting the way

milkweed I

brought inside two

years ago stays

suspended, hair in the

wind it seems to

float, even its

black seeds don’t

pull it down

tho you don’t under

stand how any

thing could stay

that way

so long

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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: www.lynlifshin.com and Hitchcock Hotel.


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