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July 4, 2019 Poetry

Hansen, James Lee. Young Lincoln. 1941.

Nathan Thomas

Hansen, James Lee. Young Lincoln. 1941. photo

see Indiana limestone
carve through night

glance in the mirror
double-check proportions

Honest with his shirt off
realities of skin

flesh barely contains bones
feel closer to him

perfect precise little details
correct bulges in the thigh

eighteen days in jail
after wrecking my new car

 

 

image: The LIFE Picture Collection


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