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Julia Cohen

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Julia Cohen is the author of I Was Not Born (Noemi Press, 2014). She teaches at Wright College and lives in Chicago, Illinois.

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crab apples for the sound of it. Light cannot
be bitter. The backyard licks us.

Blue like kindling, the fox we caught with
a shoebox. Your shirt is a constellation

in the tent of recovery. If you release the hand
you relax the animal. Bookshelves hold up

the moon. I sweep your fur