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William Crawford   Contributor -- Pennsylvania







William Crawford is the author of Fire in the Marrow (NeoPoiesis Press). He has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize in poetry. His work has appeared in numerous magazines and anthologies, most recently including, Counterexample Poetics, The Criterion, Danse Macabre, Differentia Press: Corporeal Manifestations, Leaf Garden, Triggerfish Critical Review, Unlikely Stories of the Third Kind, and Up the Staircase Quarterly. William lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and is an animal rights activist.

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As Soft as the Water
 
(about an otter)
 
I see you Mij,
 
a bright coin
wished into a fountain
 
shimmering in
love’s armour
 
forming a golden ripple
in the burn
 
a circle
spreading itself
into song
 
choreographing the waves
surrounding you
 
as the sun breaks
its yolk
and assuages
the tense surface
 
and you are a son
that shatters himself there
 
ringed by the sun’s warmth
 
you are dark now,
 
yet so pure,
so graceful
 
your rising eyes
tell the sky
all it needs to know
 
as it falls
before them
 
tell me,
did her smile
distract you
from that spade’s
hideous shimmer?
 
as you dreamt of summer
racing naked through that
turbid trench
with grace
and danger
 
the raised sword
and paradise found
in its shadow
 
was it a bright corona
soft as water
on your head?
 
motionless now
her tears
raw jewels
 
polished only
by the newness
of this spring
 
returning your eyes
multiplied by three
 
swimming in her pools
 
becoming the dream
 
she often forgets.







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