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We are not coeval / With a locality / But we imagine others are
-George Oppen, “Of Being Numerous”

at the boundary
around makeshift up
buildings of a New York

running this      late-season almost winter
oasis number
an unremarkable
storm rose

the trees  decline

a recurring Atlantic      a freakish
time coast show

were swept away
found dead faced

were swept away
by contentious experts

in hurricane decades
through glass

power blinked off
precise body of an hour

the Atlantic was decades

a murky vivid display
of mysteries notably
of greenhouse emphasized
of trouble seas the risks

the system environment
becoming area

things typical of the middle      latitudes
are rare enough

heavy are expectations
and atmospheric
wreckage without

Nora Almeida lives in Brooklyn where she works as a librarian and edits the art and poetry journal Staging Ground. Her chapbook, Houses (Dancing Girl Press), was released in 2011. Her poems have appeared in Shampoo, No Dear, Caketrain, and Otherrooms.

More by Nora Almeida: 
from The Nine-to-Five Sonnets [1],” Issue Seven, Poetry
from The Nine-to-Five Sonnets [3],” Issue Seven, Poetry