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Emily Bannigan


we do not have long: 


a ripple is reaching

for the edge of the pond. 


Listen to the silence

in its softest part


like the air in the rafters 

when the organ stops 


or an empty bed 

and the flowers set beside it. 


A child through a window

toddling into the road. 

Emily Bannigan is a writer and teacher from Winston Salem, North Carolina. She is a graduate of Williams College.

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