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After Carl Philips

Poet: Ann Pedone

deep in these

muddy fields deep where

the wind can’t reach

where shadow-like shade

like the sun touches only

the underside of things

I think of what used to

be called the soul there

must be a way, we thought

to suggest grace, a way 

to return to some

thing approaching

the immaculate but it is

only under this light 

that we can believe

in such things

Ann Pedone graduated from Bard College and has a Master’s degree in Chinese from UC Berkeley. Ann is the author of the chapbook "The Bird Happened." Her work has appeared in Ornery Quarterly, Riggwelter, Main Street Rag, Poet head, and Cathexis Northwest, and The Wax Paper, among others.