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From the Spring 2013 issue of The Antioch Review

Pre-School Race, Seen Through a Bus Window

Across the street from the Catholic church, five runners
on the empty soccer field:

two boys in white tee shirts neck
and neck

two boys in polos close behind
and one boy

the last boy—
as the sun blooms above the church spire

brightening the field’s green—


ShaneseelyShane Seely”s first book of poems, The Snowbound House, won the Philip Levine Prize for Poetry and was published in 2009 by Anhinga Press. His chapbook, History Here Requires Balboa, was published b Slash Pine Press in 2012. Recent poems have appeared or are forthcoming in The Southern Review, Birmingham Poetry Review, Hayden’s Ferry Review, and elsewhere. He teaches in the MFA program at University of Missouri-St. Louis. http://www.shaneseely.com.

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