Marianne Boruch’s most recent books are ­Eventually One Dreams the Real Thing, a collection of poems, and The Little Death of Self: Nine Essays Toward Poetry. (October 2017)

IN THE REVIEW

Salmon

How salmon love
sex enough to fight uphill in waters blasting
brilliant, some
one hundred mph (fact-checkers,
forget it, I’m close.) How we stood, old inkling
of such exhausting omg
Darwin would have…