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"Five Bars at the High Spot"

Frances McCue
Haley Young

It worked like this:
we clung to our telephones,
searching for clearance.
I rang for you over the river.
All water goes slant
to the place you need
most: mouth, sea, tributary,
and then into books
we love.

So you answered. “Hello,
great signal, wild scenery.”
We craved the high spots
and now you’d said it
up on the ledge of perfection
phone activated, scene made.


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Frances McCue:  Makes a Ruckus about Literature and Voice, Helps People Write What They Need To Write, Brings Groups into New Creative Focus, Initiates the Right Curriculum at the Right Time, A Writer in Residence on Three Continents, and Instigates Novelty, Wellbeing and Surprise in Language and In Life.

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