2006 – Gail Hanlon – Daguerrotype of Emily Dickinson

Poetry selection from the 2006 issue

Daguerrotype of Emily Dickinson
by Gail Hanlon

I’d say the whole right side
is bigger,
refusing constraint.
Everything over there
blossoming, taking
up space. Your lips,
your boxer’s nose, even your brow
rising off the narrow cameo
octagon allotted you. How
subtle it all is, how
inadvert. Bulging forth
from the small cupboard:
your duende heart.


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