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William Logan

BPR 51 | 2024

The Vanished

A tobacco-colored dawn
shouldered apart the old elms
standing guard. Those

dead of the Dutch disease
had been felled one by one,
splintered like mainmasts

in a gale, only the north
rank surviving in that
footage in slow motion.

Through the green
emptiness of late afternoon,
crows stranded at dusk,

I drifted through scenes
I’d never see again,
only the ghosts in company.