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Spring 2015

Agora Spring 2015 Zordani

After Years Abroad


The increased traffic, easing up Main,
the fullness of the pines that line the park,
the stark newness of the architecture --
Impermanence is, in fact, just

another name for perfection.
Still it all seems too quickly over-
whelmed, the world relentlessly
arriving, a wave that does not reminisce

or dream. And back at the old church,
its rust-red brick intact (the sheer
fact of it) they digitized the bell.
I spend Sundays now along the harbor,

among gulls, the smell of gas, the familiar
sag of that rope against the bare spar.