Century-Swept

He said The dying dog could barely walk but lunged  

like nothing had happened, We discussed  

unknown reserves vs. new  


energy generated by expending, How a lyric  


sense changes as our minds/bodies do, We learn  


by is it the rain or grasses racing today  


parallel
She said The tall green overtook  

the road, while they said clarity and meant   


we do not wish to see  


we never have

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Zach Savich is the author of three books of poetry, including The Firestorm, and a book of prose, Events Film Cannot Withstand. He teaches at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia.

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