Note from the Editors

 

   SEEING RED 

    ENDU(RED) ADMI(RED)
    DESI(RED) WONDE(RED)
    RUMO(RED) ADO(RED)
    ENAMO(RED) INSPI(RED)
    DISCOVE(RED) SAC(RED)
    HUNGE(RED) WONDE(RED)
    EXPLO(RED) FEATU(RED)
    AUTHO(RED) SEA(RED)
    DA(RED) UNCENSO(RED)
    SOA(RED) ADVENTU(RED)

 

 

    


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The Fall


The October sun
mocks me

with its noise,
slanting

across the turning
earth

in yellow
lines.

The wild geese
fly south

their bellies gold
from the early

morning light.
You

are not
here.


Anthony S. Abbott is Professor Emeritus of English at Davidson College. He is the author of six books of poetry and two novels, including the Novello Prize winning Leaving Maggie Hope. His latest book of poems is If Words Could Save Us (Lorimer Press, 2011). He is the immediate past President of the North Carolina Poetry Society and the winner of the NC Writers Network's Rose Post Prize for Creative Nonfiction for 2012.


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