Today's poem is by Louise Mathias


Maybe you forget these pointless hills.

And the horse that gulped down air in the one good year

of the excellence of its greed.

When his fingers were on me, I felt a violence

open called loving him back.

Which is to say, it's a difficult place here, God.

Do you relate more to the dove or the snake?

Would you rather be harmless or stupid?

Copyright © 2013 Louise Mathias All rights reserved
from The Traps
Four Way Books
Reprinted by Verse Daily® with permission

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