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Locusts

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Given time, every conversation
ceases: perhaps someone has grasped
the inevitable lurking beyond

the reach of our words. Rocking gently,
our heads nodding like branches
burdened with fruit, we practice

waiting for a reply. In the fields
the locusts grind on, sharpening
the small knives they’re made of.


About the author

Sid Gold

Sid Gold is the author of four collections of poetry, including "Crooked Speech" (Pond Road Press, 2018). His work has appeared in many journals and reviews, and he is a twice-recipient of a Maryland State Art Council Individual Artist Award for Poetry. He was voted among the best poets in Baltimore in Baltimore Magazine's 2019 Reader's Poll. He lives in Hyattsville MD. Contact the author.
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