Sunt Lacrimae Rerum

Sunt lacrimae rerum et mentem mortalia tangent.
(There are tears for things and mortal things touch
my mind.) —Virgil

Question the details:

That perfect cylinder of muscle buried in the crook of your
knee
and the amen kiss that brands it.

The number of crows in the trees above the field where we
were born.

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Amanda Rachelle Warren is a displaced Appalachian whose poems have appeared in Beloit Poetry Journal, Crazyhorse, Indiana Review, Pacific Review, Cimarron Review, and Hayden’s Ferry Review. She is the author of the chapbook Ritual no.3: For the Exorcism of Ghosts, a graduate of Western Michigan University’s doctoral program in English, a former poetry editor for Third Coast, and currently works as an instructor at Georgia Regents University

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