Christopher Nelson is the author of Blue House, published in the New American Poets Chapbook Series. He is an alumnus of the University of Arizona creative writing program, where he was a Jacob Javits Fellow. Recently he was featured in Best New Poets 2012. Read his interviews with poets online at Under A Warm Green Linden.
Night comes first to the innermost
branches of the elm, then hedgerows, then entire lawns.
My neighbor gets ready for bed, her one lit window and the red pulse
of a radio tower above the bay. Our backyards are small
and touch each other along one side.
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