This poem is taken from Stand 238, 21(2) July - September 2023.

Eric Paul Shaffer A Yearning for Misspelling
I, like you, want ‘eight’ to be ‘right’. And for me, too, ‘two’
and ‘too’ have the saintly affinity of twins who differ too little
to be told apart. I want ‘spatial’ to be ‘special’, even sacred,

in the same way we love the land where we live. I see ‘their’
belongings belong ‘there’ because those belong to, and next to,
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