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John Unterecker



    I haven't seen your bruise: I don't have to. It's four     inches long by an inch wide, a ragged welt in the     middle (raised, crusted), then purple veined red. At     the outer edge of the bruise, there is a blue halo fading [...]


        for Susan Weston Here are the surfaces of things:     I take this shape in my hands.     Turn it over. It is a brown seed: huge,     its hide an elephant's hide,     grey-brown where the elephant has rolled in mud, [...]