Like this


 
Hollowed out
baguette
until
a perfect
nothing
of itself
 
I did not stop
until I made
a baguette
that made me
say I
like this

 
Parallel baguette
and mind
hollows
to the perfect
lack it
in itself finds

           For Nancy Silverton


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Jessica Lieberman's poetry has appeared in The Kenyon Review Online and is forthcoming from Juked and The Wisconsin Review.  She  serves as associate poetry editor of The Journal.