after "You Know This Too" by Matthea Harvey, from Modern Life (Graywolf Press, 2007)
ABI STOKES is an undergraduate in Columbia College Chicago's Poetry program. She grew up in a forest near Portland, Oregon, and she now lives on the outskirts of Chicago with her husband and her cat. Some of her work has been published in Columbia Poetry Review, and is forthcoming in Eleven Eleven. She enjoys exploring possibilities by combining and examining poetics and visual art on her blog, fuligin ink.