Elizabeth Arnold grew up in northeast Florida and attended Oberlin College, the University of Chicago, and the MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College. She is the author of two books of poems, Civilization (Flood Editions, 2006) and The Reef (University of Chicago, 1999). She now teaches at the University of Maryland and Warren Wilson College. She lives outside Washington, D.C.
I dreamed I stood in the dark
so that the living ones occurred apart
as if though there and watching,
face fierce as my father's, I weren't
Copyright ? 2006 by Elizabeth Arnold.
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