Nick Smith is an editor at Wind Magazine. He grew up in Knox County, Kentucky, and lives and works in Cincinnati.

Changing frequency


The waves change speed but
Not height invisible and dialed in
106.5 107.5 a slim margin between
Batterings the space between
Cincinnati and the shore
Changing the antenna's invisible draw
The way the hidden curve
Of distance builds hills
Between two places
Their range protracted
By outbursts and modulations
you will turn the knob again
and again searching
For the song you heard
But cannot name







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