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There are these moments of permission

	Between raindrops, 

			space, certainly,

but we call it all rain.

          I hang in the undrenched intervals,

while Callie is sleeping,

	my old self necessary

and imperceptible as air.


Copyright © 2012 by Camille T. Dungy. Used with permission of the author.


Camille T. Dungy

Camille T. Dungy is the author of several books of poetry including, Trophic Cascade (Wesleyan University Press, 2017). Dungy was a 2019 Guggenheim Fellow and is a University Distinguished Professor at Colorado State University.

Date Published: 2012-01-24

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