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Laurinda Lind lives in New York's North Country. Some publications/ acceptances are in Blue Earth Review, Comstock Review, New American Writing, Paterson Literary Review, and Radius; also anthologies Visiting Bob: Poems Inspired by the Life and Work of Bob Dylan (New Rivers Press) and AFTERMATH: Explorations of Loss and Grief (Radix Media). In 2018, she won first place in both the Keats-Shelley Prize for adult poetry and the New York State Fair poetry competition.
By Laurinda Lind

A clear-eyed shaman
sings up from the center
of his earth

and touches his hands
to us everywhere.
We rattle for him,

we wear him
in our clothes.

He leaves us calm

and cured.
We turn ourselves

the other way out again
to walk back
into the world,

our senses exalted
by that science,
the abandon.