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Cammy Thomas

Cammy Thomas grew up on Long Island, New York. She received a PhD in English at the University of California–Berkeley and an MFA from Warren Wilson College. She is the author of Inscriptions (Four Way Books, 2014) and Cathedral of Wish (Four Way Books, 2005), winner of the Norma Farber First Book Award from the Poetry Society of America. Thomas teaches English and creative writing at Concord Academy and lives in Lexington, Massachusetts.

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Harm or Home You Can Only Make One

why did he descend on her
eagle to little brown wren

beneath his vermilion dives
talons pulling prey from the lake

he wanted a sweetness not himself
when he covered her she gasped

if she flew all day
he found her in a moment

the seeds she found not enough
her own young ravished her warm breast