Cara Tomlinson

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First few stanzas of “alphabet” by Inger Christensen–an amazing ooo book length poem about the Cold War, 1981

Alphabet 1 apricot trees exist, apricot trees exist 2 bracken exists; and blackberries, blackberries; bromine exists; and hydrogen, hydrogen 3 cicadas exist; chicory, chromium citrus trees; cicadas exist; cicadas, cedars, cypresses, the cerebellum 4 doves exist, dreamers, and dolls; killers exist, and doves, and doves; haze, dioxin, and days; days exist, days and death; and…