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Eryn Green

Eryn Green received his MFA from the University of Utah and his PhD in creative writing from the University of Denver. He is the author of Eruv (Yale University Press, 2014), which won the Yale Series of Younger Poets. He lives in Denver, Colorado.

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Past Inclemency & Present Warmth

It was
time that was
the tenderness—eden, as it is
       in need of
and tolerating no history—thus no tracks
of conventionalism in our shared patched boot
and oversoul pasts—just new snow, crossed through
like uncommon winter birds do—making paths invisible
but to few
But too few
continue—I've started to
think differently of nests
needs and webs. It's inevitable
I guess—& yet resplendent
isn't it? Always
a shocking testament
to what? Home? I don't know
how paradise found its parade
but I love it—patterns in steam
spinning off the Tivoli 
brewing tower yesterday—eye beams 
       into steel
                      greylit grey
    glisten      glistening