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Emily Polson

The Chatter of Stars

At night, on the dock

the stars twinkle

like nodes in a brain

synapses fire

send signals

across space

I sit for a while

with ruddy cheeks


Emily Polson is a Pushcart-nominated writer whose poems have appeared in Anti-Heroin Chic, Epoch Press, The Daily Drunk, and elsewhere. She earned a BFA in creative writing from Belhaven University and is pursuing an MFA at the City College of New York. Originally from Iowa, she now lives in Brooklyn and works as an editor at Scribner. You can find her on Twitter @emilycpolson.

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