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Highways to the Hills



To abide the timetable
of rails, of wood ties

Believed hard for birds
no longer in the field
nor nestling the tree

Believe hard in a gun

Do you take her, I do…

I froze above the river
once & winter lapsed

Michael Robins is the author of three poetry collections including Ladies & Gentlemen (Saturnalia Books, 2011) and In Memory of Brilliance & Value (Saturnalia Books, 2015). He lives and teaches in Chicago.