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The Terror of the Beautiful Is Our Terror Too

We can’t be other than we are
and we are hungry for some fruit

and we are holding up a tangerine
in these our terrorized hands

Oh look how everything is perfect
How we will drown in this unbelievable milk

Award-winning poet of 'The Trees The Trees'. Author of 'The Crying Book'. Published in The New Yorker, Poetry, & more. Former fellow at Emory.