Magazine | August 12, 2019, Issue


(Anton Vaganov/Reuters)

Sighing as I go,
exhaling summer’s heat —
I’m done. Done
introducing the goldenrod
to the roadside society
of asters. My final act.
September wakes now
to a blue like no other,
a glazed transparency,
the sunlight downright
urgent on the backs
of blackbirds. The river
sparkles hard, as though
an unglimpsed immortality
pressed up from below.
As though.

Jessica Hornik is the author of the collection A Door on the River (Chatwin Books).

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