Faculty member C. Dale Young‘s poem “Revelation” appears online at Connotation Press: An Online Artifact.

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Revelation
Walking through the forest, I felt the eyes
tracking me.  I tested it.  I made turn after turn, faster
faster, too fast for any animal.  Something was tracking me,
continued to match my speed and cornering.
And when I stopped to turn, the man rushed at me,

 

struck me in the chest with the bare side of his forearm:
backward, backward, arch and then fall, the wind
forced from my chest, the impact strong enough to turn
my body into a ballistic that felled the small pine tree.
Struggling for breath, the heart so quick in my chest it hurt, ...[Keep Reading]…

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