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How I Spent the Morning
by Stan Sanvel Rubin

After I unified

quantum field theory

with relativity,

I thought of unifying

my family, only

they exist

 

in the past, which

we know is a kind

of existence

 

like the understory

of forests

we never see

 

with its own

gravity, density,

and light

 

buoyed by

the darkness which

we run our fingers over

 

in the urgent

non-locality

of dream.

Everyone

gets lost there,

and I often am,

 

waiting

for the smiles

through the leaves.

Stan Sanvel Rubin’s work has appeared in numerous U.S. journals, including Agni, Poetry Northwest, Georgia Review, Lumina, La Piccioletta barca and others as well in China, Canada, and Ireland. Four full-length collections include There. Here. (Lost Horse Press) and Hidden Sequel (Barrow Street Poetry Book Prize). He lives on the north Olympic Peninsula of Washington state.

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