WHEN HE
LEAVES TOWN
by Lyn Lifshin
Gemini Magazine
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Lyn Lifshin's poetry collection,
"Barbaro: Beyond Brokenness,"
about the courageous race
horse, was recently published
by Texas Review Press. Known
as "Queen of the Small
Presses," Lyn has written
numerous books of poetry and
has edited four anthologies of
poetry by women.
a relief to not have
his body, hips
shaping, twisting me
apart from myself
like a river
of lost days. I
said I would talk
about him the way
tribes keep memory
from going away. But
I confess, not a
whisper. When the
music starts, it’s
another other’s
arms, as of course it
always was
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