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Somewhere Once, a House

Read by Aimee Nezhukumatathil

We could have lived anywhere,
strung light and power
around a tree.
You could have dried your hair.

We made money in the wind,
caught for a minute
on limbs and blew away.
Yes dear, perhaps we sinned —

arguing which debt could go
first or stay years, proposed bets
until our pockets were bare,
invited birds to spend the night

to nestle in your blouse
whipped into rags by a clothes line,
while we slept. But no,
we lived in this house.

After retiring from a career as an analyst, manager, and Director in the field of data processing, Paul Dickey now teaches Philosophy at Metropolitan Community College in Omaha, NE. His poetry has appeared in 2008 or is forthcoming in Sentence: A Journal of Prose Poetics, The Crab Orchard ReviewRattle, and other online and print journals. His first chapbook, What Wisconsin Took, was published by The Parallel Press of the University of Wisconsin,  Madison, in July, 2006.  Two other chapbooks, They Say this is How Death Came Into the World and Images of Knowing, have been finalists in contests sponsored by the Red Mountain Review (2005), the Comstock Review (2005), and Black Lawrence Press (2007).