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“Visiting Hours” A Poem By Jonathan Rowe ’18

By the leaping dance of lake water

we wrote our future in the air.

Silence doesn’t show itself in a vacuum;

it must be fashioned & embraced.

We built this stillness, sitting before

a peeled crimson porch, trees dressed

in bark brown & mint green, a fish carried

up & under, torn open from within. I wondered then

if you knew or cared, as you sat in a wheelchair

& brace, that I spent last night with your best friend;

as if the pain of injury was death enough at age 18.


Jonathan Rowe ’18

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