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Bryce Emley is the author of A Brief Family History of Drowning and Smoke and Glass. He is the poetry editor of Raleigh Review. Read more at bryceemley.com. This poem was a runner-up in the 2019 Foley Poetry Contest.

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Bryce Emley
The pain wasn’t in dying/ but in belief in you, that you required of me