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This poem was submitted for the "Poetry for the Mind's Joy" project and is reproduced here with permission from the author. All rights reserved. Poetry for the Mind's Joy is Poet Laureate Kay Ryan's project that includes a community college poetry contest administered by the Community College Humanities Association and a lively videoconference.

you are transparent—
fading through the lines of my
battered poetry

Riverland Community College, Austin, MN
Faculty Contact: John Sievers