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The Day I Became Golden

“Today this poem is not a poem but a wheatfield.
An old man, you are sitting by a window when you realize this.
A wind seems to blow through the wheat of these words.
This poem is unfolding, ripening in your hands.”
-James Reiss, from “This Poem,” The Breathers

Christine Brandel is a writer and photographer. Her poetry collection A Wife is a Hope Chest was published by Brain Mill Press in 2017. She writes a column on comedy, teaches writing at Ivy Tech Community College, and is also a hospice volunteer.

Christine reads “The Day I Became Golden,” “Unwisdom,” “Cinematic,” and “Discussing a Poem.”

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