THIS HAND IS A MAP



Hello lace dress Hello
marionette, 渡ot yet濫           Say,
this line means no rest,
sure bet, pinky
to Bay
City.  Ionia, anointed.    

Detroited.

                               Kalamawho?

There痴 a forest here.  Boy forgotten
at daycare, wandering
the fate line:   I知          I知          I知
I知          I知
    

                                        White pine
                                                and white tailed
dear. 


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Jake Bauer is an MFA candidate at The Ohio State University, where he is also a poetry editor of The Journal. His poems have been recently published or are forthcoming in DIAGRAM, The Bennington Review, RHINO, Foundry, and Forklift, Ohio, among others.