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  You could have a big dipper   

What's Your Story? by Thomas Zimmerman

The middle part is where mine starts, the mush

and indeterminacy, buzz that won’t

wear off: the back deck shaded, cooler full.

The edge is what I Iove, but cuts come easy,

pretty things get broken, mythic girlfriends,

statues—missing arms or faces, sometimes

heads—that line the atrium. The action

rises, falls, twin helixes instead

of arc. Once someone told me the beginning.

Pressed, I lack the words to write the


Thomas Zimmerman (he/him) teaches English, directs the Writing Center, and edits The Big Windows Review at Washtenaw Community College, in Ann Arbor, Michigan. His poems have appeared recently in The Beatnik Cowboy, M58, and the anthology Extreme Sonnets. Tom's website:

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