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At Billy Collins’ favorite timt to write

17Jun2019
POEM

At Billy Collins’ favorite time to write

The dove on the bare
electric wire is silent,
attentive, stoic, unafraid
or she would not have stayed

perched alone there
where the hawk, confident,
hunting from her perch, made
invisible, might trade

a life
for death
in one
silent

f
e
l
l

swoop.


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