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I had almost forgotten

we've lived apart for so long.

Then I remembered your lips

in the dry night heat of West Texas.

A single elm in the field

and the moon like a thin stone.

"Will Simescu grew up in Northern Michigan and spent six years in the U.S. Air Force. He currently lives in Colorado with his dog, Lily, and studies Restoration Ecology at Colorado State University. He was a finalist for Ember Chasm Review’s 2020 Poetry Contest and a semi-finalist for Nimrod International's 2020 Francine Ringold Awards for New Writers. His poems have also appeared in the Louisville Review, Poetry South, and Plainsongs Magazine, among others."

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