After Reading Juarroz

All day the tree
has been falling
from its fruit.

The sound is terrible.

It’s the part
even hardened reporters
leave out of the story.

The fruits roll
into the ditch.

Even the wind,
even the flies,
in their sorrow,

will not touch them.

Andrea Cohen’s poems and stories have appeared in The New Yorker, Poetry, The Threepenny Review, The Atlantic Monthly, The New Republic, Glimmer TrainThe Hudson Review, etc.  Her poetry collections include Furs Not Mine (Four Way Books 2015), Kentucky Derby (Salmon Poetry 2011), Long Division (Salmon Poetry 2009), and The Cartographer’s Vacation (Owl Creek Press 1999). She has received a PEN Discovery Award, Glimmer Train’s Short Fiction Award, and several fellowships at The MacDowell Colony.