The Adirondack Review
FALL 2017
Deadlifts
PATRICIA CLARK
They are dying all over America, 
Patricia Clarks, one after another— 

in Vine Grove, Kentucky, but also this town 
of Grand Rapids, Michigan. How rude 

for a friend to say, “I saw your 
name in the obituaries. A shock 

for a moment, thinking you gone.” 
Then we resumed working out, 

picking up handles of bright 
stretchy bands, the long iron 

body bars, and then heavy 
weights to do deadlifts.











​PATRICIA CLARK's book The Canopy was just released, and recent poems were published in Michigan Quarterly, Prairie Schooner, and Dunes Review.