Today's poem is by Lisa Jarnot

Renegade Salmon

Lighthearted herbivores
who happen hilly fields,

hilly fields of astrolabes
on rivers, dancing squirrels

dancing squirrels of retrograde
encaustic dressed in black

colors of the solar moan
unbaked in relief, pearls

pearls unlit and pearls invert
that causeways seem to see

ocular rebellious hope
unblinking underseas

underseas of salmon stars
unleashed and shining, thee.

Copyright © 2005 Lisa Jarnot All rights reserved
from Backwards City Review

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