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In Middle Distance

Mark Jackley


I blinked

a mailbox

revealed itself

as you—


in your

last hours,

a kind of

iron stillness,

dark inside, lit

by a few

good words



Mark Jackley lives in northwestern Virginia. Last year, Main Street Rag released his book of poems Many Suns Will Rise. His poems have appeared in Fifth Wednesday, Natural Bridge, and other journals.

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