Monday, October 08, 2012

NEW! Poem by Doug Ramspeck

Doug Ramspeck                                                                                   


the hours stiffen and grow heavier

then a sugar maple 
shatters the window of a nursery

we are complicit in this

the entrails of clouds     patterns
of grief     calyx of decaying flowers 
crows watching with blank eyes 

here is the language 
of vessel and messenger

ancient and unyielding 

the catfish writhing on the riverbank where 
our fathers return 

to press down an unrelenting
boot until eyes are dead moons

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