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Jessica Johnson

Jessica Johnson

Jessica Johnson, with an abiding interest in the human body and creatures of the sea, lives and writes in Portland, Oregon. Her poems, reviews, and creative nonfiction have appeared in the Paris Review, Prairie Schooner, Subtropics, the Harvard Review, and the Kenyon Review Online, among other journals.

Tonight's Anatomy

Behind the eyelid: copper sky

The open palm: a web

The collar bone: a crested wave

(A thousand waves, then bed)

The risen knee: cathedral dome

Beneath the shirtsleeve: white

The spine at rest: suspension bridge

The lucky lung: a kite


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