October 2011

The Climb Down

A new poem

by Kate Rutledge Jaffe
I is the glance. I never finding stars. Small
milky planets, this reaching for Mom.

Themselves came down for breakfast. I does slept
a green sleep. I is not returned to afternoon.

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Kate Rutledge Jaffe grew up in the Pacific Northwest. Now she lives and writes in Missoula, Montana. She has work published or forthcoming in Narrative, the Adirondack Review, and Caketrain, and is the assistant editor of Hope Deferred: Narratives of Zimbabwean Lives (McSweeney’s, 2010).

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