between thumb and forefinger

balanced on a knuckle on the nose,

a man, a tree, the sun

bob in a bead of sweat


squeezed between fingertips

the man disappears in memory,

sunset into night

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Patrick Dobson

Patrick Dobson was founded in 1962. He is a writer, scholar, ironworker, and poet who lives in Kansas City, MO. He is author of two books with the University of Nebraska Press, Seldom Seen: A Journey into the Great Plains (2009) and Canoeing the Great Plains: A Missouri River Summer (May 2015). Dobson is a work in progress until termination.

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