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from “Ongoing”

Tiger runs wild

waning crescent

28% or 29% visible

not many images

illuminated crescent edge

casts long shadows

seen from earth, the moon

getting closer to the sun

can’t be directed


From Fate News (Omnidawn, 2018). Copyright © 2018 by Norma Cole. Used with the permission of Omnidawn Publishing.


Norma Cole

Norma Cole is the author of numerous poetry collections, including Fate News (Omnidawn, 2018). She lives in San Francisco, California.

Date Published: 2018-10-01

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