Blue Prints

A new poem

by Bob Hicok
Up and up the mountain, but suddenly a flat spot
exactly the size of the house they would build,
and when they went to dig the foundation, the foundation
appeared, just as the beams for the floor, as they started
to set them in place, revealed they had always been there,

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Bob Hicok’s Elegy Owed will be published by Copper Canyon Press in April.


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