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by Chessy Normile

The sky is full of lightning 

and the sound is coming in.


You’re alone, pulling weeds

up from the ground.


There is micah in the roots:

gold glitter clinging to the thread—


it’s terrifying to realize

anything all at once,


as the first drop of rain to touch 

makes you realize it is raining.

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  1. Prairie Lights presents Jennifer L. Knox and Ada Limón

    Monday May 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm CDT
  2. New York Public Library presents Sarah Ruhl and Ada Limon

    Friday May 27 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm EDT
  3. McNally Jackson presents Sarah Ruhl in conversation with Paul Muldoon

    Tuesday May 31 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
  4. Book Launch for Cate Marvin’s Event Horizon

    Thursday June 2 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
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    Tuesday June 7 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm PDT
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