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Russell Evatt
Russell Evatt has an MFA from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His work has appeared in Iron Horse
Literary Review, PANK, Fogged Clarity
and Wilderness House Literary Review, among others. He lives in Krakow, Poland
where he studies the Polish language. You can find him online at
http://krakowmigrant.blogspot.com/
Take Skies


She sent a version of herself
to the land. When her hands

held the sky there was no harm.
But now, she clasped them

on her lap. There were many hands,
not waving but stretching toward

her. Men didn't
want this. They had

their inklings. They talked
among themselves. She suggested

men swing from their lover's
hair. Everyone clung as if starving.
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