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“Transfiguration”, “Sojourn of Bonfire” and “The Cutting Arm”

Poetry Issue Nine by Richard King Perkins II

Transfiguration Black ground eats the light of every heavenly expression in this ungratified November night. We watch the dissipation of vapor and mist, endearing darkness further to itself, betraying the tranquility of nocturnal harvest, the lunatic scraps of this moment fighting to keep their particular bearing. In this nearness, I measure the asymmetry of your features with my own, revealed by a sudden and gradual intrusion of amber, a different time of a different year, tresses of tangible air igniting the pores of our skin, and even so, we maintain …

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