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— Word Poems
Poems containing the words indolent, antidote, chisel, and anoint.
Silver the leaves of the olive tree, shrill the mid-summer cicada,
all is remembered, forgotten, and all is remembered once more.
We will drink from our shared wound, suffer in a wheat field's sway, swim night's long moon.
It is the way feet
colonize a life, the way experiences
sweep themselves into dust bunnies
the rows of potatoes.
Even the porch mums
are out of gas, December's
hollow shine curling
the maple's brittle palms
Now let us look at the letter 'U'
(Can you see this fall and rise?)
The thermometer factory was long in the distance,
although silver dust still glittered on mother’s cheeks.
Yermiyahu Ahron Taub
Hooves Could Fly
Where are your limbs right now?
Where precisely is the thing that will kill you?
Anna Madsen Fogel
Now let us praise the discretion
This kind of thing cannot be spoken about.
Is persistence a truth?
Is defiance? What of bravery? I wish she could retire
We wintered there
Near the streets where the wrappers
blew towards damp corners