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Adam Clay


The ice machine in the hallway
Hummed a medicated noise
But we heard a song
Checked into the hotel
Left the lights off for the night
Watched the TV in the room
Across the street
Through a window
In another hotel
And bore with discipline
What we saw there—

A Mountain Pine Beetle found alive in an Oak


From A Hotel Lobby at the Edge of the World - Milkweed Editions, 2012