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Jessica Poli’s: Dementia Song

Congratulations again to Jessica Poli, winner of our 2013 poetry contest.  If you enjoy her work make sure to check out her startling and heart-bending new book, The Egg Mistress. . . . Dementia Song for Gus The pressing of thingsagainst windows. Your mother singsas winter sours the sills. Moss green carpetseeps into your feet. Inside the little house,someone screaming at the door; the furnace in the cellar shaking; the floor covered in mountains, the gramophone spilling grain. And boats, out of nowhere, rocking—And O, how they sing.    

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