Three Poems

Osip after Siberia

Because all shovels on the permafrost snapped,
even Earth refused the in-transit dead—

the mad, the sick, the lice in December: how they pulsed


like planets on a few lucky blankets
in our long-damaged cosmos, the promises of words.
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