New poetry from NER 39.2
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The swimming hole abuts
the swimming mountain
she said and I believed her
until I began to think about it,
but I hated to see the mountain disappear
so instead I thought about weasels,
handbags, the future, people I hate
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Heather Christle is the author of four poetry collections, most recently Heliopause (Wesleyan University Press, 2015). She lives in a small village in Ohio.