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In a parallel
universe, expanding not so very
fast, Robert Frost is petrified
of mowing his own

grass, owing
to certain seasonal allergies,
and the fidelity of blades

making a fragrance he longed
to know, and chew

on every
moment turning
ceaselessly

into the past.

Dennis Mahagin is a poet from the Pacific Northwest. His work has appeared in magazines such as 42opus, Exquisite Corpse, Night Train, Juked, Stirring, 3 A.M. and The Nervous Breakdown, among other journals. His chapbook, entitled Fare, is forthcoming in 2012 from Redneck Press.

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