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Sarah Escue is an MFA candidate at Naropa University and the Assistant Editor at The Adirondack Review. Her poems appear or are forthcoming in Gulf Stream, DIALOGIST, Rogue Agent, WILDNESS, Glass: A Journal of Poetry, So To Speak, Milk Journal, and elsewhere. You can visit her website at sarahescue.com. 

you’re taller now                                       sequoia 
but i’m taller 

how else can i write 
the mountain or the river                          silvering in snow—
how else can i dis assemble                      language

enough to crawl inside silos                      filled with wheat

i don’t need your permission
            i will bury myself 
beneath layers of grain                              dust    

no one    not even you                               will find me