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“Watering Impatients”

by Michael Heffernan

Looking up as if to ask heaven for signs,
I noticed a blue as clean as a baby’s sigh,
which I had known to expect, but even then
I only said I knew the things I saw,
and what I saw was empty of any signs,
as usual, which was itself a sign.

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