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BROOKLYN SNAPSHOTby Anna Rabinowitz
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There -- over there -- beside the iron fence,
Holding on for dear life,
Each cell of her flesh a clear crystal
Waiting for a cut, which could be another facet of
Experience in the life ahead, or a crack,
Know yet about
Arms wrapped around your Polish doll --
of the there that is nowhere --
Anna Rabinowitz is the editor of American Letters & Commentary, an annual literary journal. Her first collection of poems, At the Site of Inside Out, was published last year.
Copyright © 1998 by The Atlantic Monthly Company. All rights reserved.
The Atlantic Monthly; November 1998; Brooklyn Snapshot; Volume 282, No. 5; page 109.