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Skunk Hour
Skunk Hour
by Robert Lowell


We’ve got your back. With the Tough-O-Meter, you’ll know whether to bring extra layers or Swiss army knives as you summit the literary mountain. (10 = Toughest)

(5) Tree Line

At first read "Skunk Hour" can be a little bit of a head scratcher. Understanding what the skunks have to do with anything can be super frustrating. But once you start to break it down and become more comfortable knowing the uneasiness of the speaker, you can relax and give in to the wildness of it all. So you'll need your compass and the right tools, but no need to set the distress flares off yet.

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