Who lay unmoving in his hospital bed still running through a dream. And
the doctors whispered something to the parents. Just
words. But irreversible. Like
the spell cast so long ago on the trees.
49 The Paris-American
Laura Kasischke received the National Book Critics Circle Award for her most recent collection of poems, SPACE, IN CHAINS. She has also published eight novels. She lives in Chelsea, Michigan, and teaches in the MFA program at the University of Michigan.