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Weep Holes

We build these
into the dream-

house, holes drilled
into window sills,

so rainy days
drain out. No

dream’s complete
without looking

ahead, without
seeing ourselves

looking back
at who—

dreaming—
we’d been.

Credit


Copyright © 2018 Andrea Cohen. This poem originally appeared in Kenyon Review, November/December 2018. Used with permission of the author.

Author


Andrea Cohen

Andrea Cohen is the author of several poetry collections, including Unfathoming (Four Way Books, 2017).

Date Published: 2018-11-12

Source URL: https://poets.org/poem/weep-holes