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May 2, 2018 / barton smock

person Jon Cone, four poems

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Jon Coneis a writer who lives in Iowa City. His published works include LEAST (Greying Ghost), THE PLESYRE BARGE (Greying Ghost), SITTING  GETTING  UP  SITTING  AGAIN (Standing Guard in a Cornfield Press), FAMILY PORTRAIT WITH TWO DOGS BLEEDING (Phrygian Press), as well he has appeared in several anthologies and numerous journals both online and in print. His collection COLD HOUSE will be published in Toronto, Ontario, Canada in the fall of 2017.

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YOU ARE NOT LATE, IT IS ONLY THE PRELUDE THAT PLAYS

This subtle theater where affection exists on light breeze, this hill that bends us to the river edged by dogwood where songs once heard are windows open onto long silence. They were lovely: in their off-key purity they put beauty on hold. How you took their diligent notes. What you have will surprise you by marking the measure of what is lost, as the beams…

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