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Kim Jacobs-Beck

Jeremiah Morrow Bridge

The highest in Ohio.

I tighten every time

I drive across,

            I feel the poor ghosts

haunting the girders



People say “I can’t imagine”

but I can: step off and nothing holds

            acceleration through the green blur

                        slam into the muddy Little Miami

                                    water breaks you

                                                stones and mud imprint in

Kim Jacobs-Beck, a native of the Detroit area, is Professor of English at the University of Cincinnati Clermont College. She has a chapbook, Torch, forthcoming from Wolfson Press. Her poems can seen at Postcard Poems and Prose, SWWIM Every Day, and Apple Valley Review, among others.

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