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TWO POEMS by Derrick Austin

TIDEWATER PSALM …in heaven it is always Autumn —John Donne, Christmas Sermon, 1624 By sunset, the crickets’ trilling begins in the airless damp, rich with salt and the sulfurous fumes the Gulf flags off. Bristling cattails brush my hands. The light-crested water rises and falls like a chest flecked with blonde hairs. I feel estranged […]

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