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Sarah Malone

even Cary Grant / needed a glass / before he got Grace Kelly

To Catch a Thief

Keep only jewels        you can wear at one time         even Cary Grant needed a glass        before he got Grace Kelly        the trick is knowing what you get       for what you can get      French style is one thing but we in colonial houses      have our own days out of movies        if I tell you how tell no one       and any new moon now      whistle into towns before the multiplex          and a horse will fly you           over the hills it imagines          to a country          that has found no word for money

Sarah Malone's writing has appeared in Five Chapters, PANK, The Collagist, The Awl, Open City, and elsewhere. She blogs at sarahwrotethat.com.