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Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Tale (Anna Lowe)

The book say go. Go feed
the kingbird a rotten paste
of honey and hair grease. Marinate
on fences all day everyday
the book say. Take off through
fields so fast black wings sprout

from your shoulder blades.
Think you're something
else. The book say fly too high,
say come back down with
bloody knobs and feathers
hanging low, poor wilted
thing. Listen, the book say

sleep upon landing. Sleep
without transgression, sleep
the sleep of babes. Book say
nestle deep as your scent is loosed,
other animals drawing near
with wagging tongues.

2 comments:

Once known as The Badger said...

Yet another good choice of poetry. I'm glad I found your blog.

Tess said...

Thank you! Anna Lowe is a wonderful poet whom you can find in Black Warrior Review, Cimarron Review, and Iowa Review. I'll try to keep the site better updated for you.