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collection –
“The Fire Station”
Telltale Press;
literary criticism – “Mary Barnard, American Imagist ”
SUNY Press




The Outsider

I live in a hide,
brain on the binocular hook,
lungs on the fold-down latch,
nerves on a ledge.
I see in slats,
planks grained with people,
dizzying parallelograms of traffic,
belt-straps of departing light.
No one knows I am here
but I have my breath
to blow cool glass scrolls,
maps for living in the mist.

Sarah Barnsley

published in Envoi 170, June 2015, 38, ISSN 0013-9394