Foresight, by Rae Armantrout

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By Rae Armantrout, from End Quote, a poetry collection that will be published by Wesleyan University Press in 2020.

The way we gather
at the window, pointing

with funereal awe

to this thing
that isn’t one of us –

a doe
nibbling the lawn.

staggered by ripples

at the feet
of quaint buildings

in paintings
on hotel chain walls.

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