Today's poem is by Dan Rosenberg

What's Owed

When I carry you
my shirt stretches

against my throat.
Each step makes a pile,

a break elsewhere.
Inside your torso a blue jay

is hungry. Inside mine,
a cat gone still.

Copyright © 2014 Dan Rosenberg All rights reserved
from cadabra
Carnegie Mellon University Press
Reprinted by Verse Daily® with permission

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