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2015 INDIES Finalist
Finalist, Poetry (Adult Nonfiction)

Wise, worldly, and deft at connecting unlikely yet fascinating topics—perhaps as a reminder that poetry has no problem with String Theory—Florence Fogelin is a graduate of Duke, with a master’s from Yale. Her poems have appeared in numerous prestigious journals over many years, including Poet Lore, the Cumberland Poetry Review, and The Lyric.

Coming up Threes

Your eyes are seriously blue,
so when you locked your gaze on me and,
less than three months old,
wouldn’t let me look away,
I wondered if they’d keep their claim
on me and on the sky.

Now you’re three, well-traveled,
word- and worldly-wise.
I cannot see myself in you:
you’re a boy,
my eyes are almost green.

Seven decades separate the two of us,
but we agree that the world is of serious interest.
Watching apples growing on a tree,
Watching them fall. Counting to three.

Reviewed by Matt Sutherland

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