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Rus in Urbe

By James Lawless

Rus in Urbe

Rus in Urbe Details:

Published: May 2012
ISBN:       978-0-9572073-0-1

Sample piece from Rus in Urbe

City Boy

How can I say
I will stay or I will go?
You left me standing
in my bare feet
on the cold stone floor.

Always querulous, I hear you say
the birds are raucous at early light.

I do not feel the cold
on the stone floor
but a wedge pressed inside me
with fingers as light as air.

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