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Poetry: Sandra Lim


Words are afraid up here.

The rapture and the terrifying exposure.

Strange birds roosting, a human voice shouting a world’s-end shout.

Snow hurries to the meeting, wanting to cover the waking in my body.

I could fill up the sea with this waking.

The outlook is thrilling; it satisfies.

It goes even farther than the view from the heights of love.

It eats the roof off the sky.

My radiant loneliness, imagining me under ruin of starlight.


Sandra Lim is the author of Loveliest Grotesque (Kore Press, 2006). Her work has appeared in Boston ReviewDenver QuarterlyColumbia Poetry ReviewAmerican Letters & Commentary, and other journals. She is an Assistant Professor of English at the University of Massachusetts Lowell.