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Mark Danowsky

Mark Danowsky is Editor-in-Chief of ONE ART: a journal of poetry. He is author of the poetry collections As Falls Trees (NightBallet Press), JAWN (Moonstone Press), Violet Flame (tiny wren lit), and Meatless (Plan B Press).

Close Distance

I listen to the beat
of your heart
your breath
wonder how
I can turn
my attention
so you can rest
as you wish
while I stay down
with my demons
hoping to keep them
in the smallest box
seen only by me
in moments
between moments
on the shelf I keep
in plain sight
because it matters
we check in
with losses
we need
to keep alive

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