"Inground Pool"

Nancy Kuhl


Persistent, suburbia's

concrete wish: to forget


gradual boundaries

and descending banks;


to ignore unpredictable

margins, that moving 


line where water naturally

encounters ground.

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Author Bio: Nancy Kuhl’s recent books include Pine to Sound (Shearsman 2015) and The Birds of the Year (Grenfell Press 2017). She is Curator of Poetry for the Yale Collection of American Literature, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.