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The repairman arrives at night to fix
the telephone wires fried by lightning.

He unscrews a metal box encasing a joint,
and a tangle of colored cords spills out

like a half-remembered dream. It works,
he says. But it will never be the same.

I stand in the road and watch him
drive into the gray dawn, his palm

held open out the window.

—Polly Buckingham

Polly Buckingham, the recipient of a 2014 Washington State Artist Trust Fellowship, is a creative writing teacher at East Washington University and the author of A Year of Silence.

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