Landscape with Parallax

Christopher Nelson
| poetry


Above the pecan grove, two curtains of rain,
one turning purple, the other
another of God’s interrogations,

What makes you believe
you are?

Seen by the left eye, a hand.
Seen by the right, a hand
with a keyhole in the palm.

And between the curtains of rain, a city
because we agree it is a city.

Christopher Nelson is the author of Blue House, published in the New American Poets Chapbook Series, and Capital City at Midnight, recipient of the 2014 BLOOM Chapbook Prize. He is founder and editor of Under A Warm Green Linden, an online archive of interviews with poets.

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