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An Insufficient Soul by Robert Bulman



green slippery rocks

and an insufficient soul

leave me stranded, searching

for the stony cairns left by saints

who passed here previously

to provide sure footing

to guide my crossing

but the blackberry bramble

and untamed thicket

make me wonder

what I had hoped to find

on the other side



Robert Bulman is a professor at Saint Mary's College of California, where poetry seems to hang in the air like smoke. He was trained as a sociologist at the University of California, Berkeley, and is an emerging middle-aged poet in the Bay Area. Twitter: @rbulman


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