the muse apprentice guild
--expanding the canon into the 21st century




THREE WORKS
BY PATRICK PORTER

NEEDLE NEW

sky

puncture-stars

misappropriate

blood

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NEXT DOOR

the doldrums,

life-size,

come to a close

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WHITE

my footsteps
chirp
on sidewalks

long past
midnight's
stagger

waiting out
the
night

i
mistook
my pacing

for the
chimed
death song

of
autumn
crickets