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(These are excerpts—click on the titles to view the complete poems)
— Word Poems
Poems containing the words heirloom, forbid, seven, and boundary.
How to Oil an Indian Man's Hair
Begin at your scalp,
rub it in.
My wish for it would be
that it might find another home,
bear the weight of someone's cat
like a brick slipped
from a mason's hand
The children will find them
one bright day,
when you no longer own your fear.
A fugitive, I've grown wings, grown
into anonymity, become unknown.
This cold poverty
Underlying the urban
teeth like party hats and wizard hats and head wraps,
the kinds of shapes you'd find
in a storm-racked ocean
It's been so long
since we've had a picnic
Talking to the Dead
The scuttling in the attic does
not sound animal