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The Plains of Abraham

  1. Grand genealogies
  2. and family lineaments
  3. fall like granite
  4. upon the final iamb,
  5. Baby.
  6. We are born together,
  7. sworn together,
  8. to grow
  9. and grind the corn and grain
  10. together,
  11. maintain together,
  12. to row
  13. and plow the seeded ground,
  14. to sow—a single—mind.
About the Author

Matthew Klane is co-editor and founder of Flim Forum Press. His new book is B_____ Meditations (Stockport Flats, 2008) and his chapbooks include Sorrow Songs, Friend Delighting the Eloquent, and The Associated Press. Also see: The Meister-Reich Experiments, a sprawling hypertext, online at www.housepress.org. Other work can be found at Open Letters Monthly, Otoliths, and word for/word. He currently lives and writes in Albany, NY.