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The Lesser Light


Yesterday the talk was

Overcast this morning. Half-light weighs down
the bricks and stones standing watch
over Dartmouth and Stuart.

into the blue brilliance on the myriad
glass of the Hancock, which appeared
as a focusing lens held against the sky

but now juts from the ground, a monolith
of marine depths, profound viridian
wherein the Westin regards itself darkly.

The sky, one inscrutable cloud, condenses
the daylight with a defining dimness.
Somehow in this lesser light things
appear more like what they are.


Kevin Cutrer

The Hudson Review

Winter 2017


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