Dawn

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The momentary sky
in this drop of dew

will return to the sky,
will be lost there.

What is joy —
definition or release?

~ James Owens

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James Owens’s most recent collection of poems is Mortalia (FutureCycle Press, 2015).. His poems, stories, and translations appear widely in literary journals, including publications in The Fourth River, Kestrel, Adirondack Review, Tule Review, Poetry Ireland Review, and Southword. He earned an MFA at the University of Alabama and lives in Indiana and northern Ontario.

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