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WALKING THROUGH GLASS DOORS by Diana Der-Hovanessian It looked easy enough. One foot. Then the other. Step. Over the threshold to the other side. The door looked open, even welcoming under its arched frame. Start. One step. Two. Why count? Go. I did. Ran in fact. But didn't reach the other side in the same shape I began. The glass door dividing here from there neatly as I walked through my impatience bounced me back. I got up, shook off the shock pretending accidents are planned. -- Diana Der Hovanessian is a Fulbright professor of American literature at Yerevan State University in 1994 and 1999, she is author of 17 books and has published in American Scholar, Poetry, Harvard Review, Nation, Paris Review, New Republic, and her poetry is regularly published in the Christian Science Monitor. She has awards from the Columbia Translation Center, P.E.N., Writers Union of America, and the Writers Union of Armenia.