Today's poem is by Daisy Fried

Better Read, A Valentine

Scare, tides & herring. Shift. Sky
at night. Eye flight, the plane half empty.
Light district, letter days, in tooth

and claw. Hot Chili Peppers, blooded,
lobster, roses, River Valley,
remember? Flag flying here

(though cowards flinch
and traitors sneer). Rover.
Rover, come over.

For Jim

Copyright © 2006 Daisy Fried All rights reserved
from My Brother is Getting Arrested Again
University of Pittsburgh Press
Reprinted by Verse Daily® with permission

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