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I peel a tangerine
and stare at a plane overhead.
The sunlight is as golden
as ripe wheat
and the young day is gracious
in its lyrical indestructability.
While it lasts, I tell myself,
while it lasts...

By Tim Suermondt

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Tim Suermondt is the author of TRYING TO HELP THE ELEPHANT MAN DANCE ( The Backwaters Press, 2007) and JUST BEAUTIFUL from NYQ Books, 2010. He has published work in Poetry, The Georgia Review, Southern Humanities Review, Bellevue Literary Review, Prairie Schooner, Cider Press Review and has poems forthcoming in Tygerburning Literary Journal, The Cossack Review, and Stand Magazine (U.K.) among others. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife, the poet Pui Ying Wong.

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