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Post-Script: Denali

Poem by Andrea L. Hackbarth

All the irresponsible light
of summer compressed
into the midnight highway.
I lay my body across

its yellow middle
eyes open to the not-quite
sunset to the almost dawn

hung in drunken limbo
with the orange clouds

and there were never any cars.

ANDREA L. HACKBARTH lives in Palmer, Alaska, where she works as a writing tutor and piano teacher. She holds a BA in English from Lawrence University and an MFA from the University of Alaska Anchorage. Some of her work can be found in Mezzo Cammin, Gravel, Measure, and other print and online journals.
Fourth place winner of the 2018 Luminaire Award for Best Poetry



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