Today's poem is by Louise Mathias
(no trumpet) & (no keeper). Save the loyal
spotlight on the water... The moon
is a fool; keeps shedding her miracle light.
Your name is a lie; when the bird-heart
collapses, there's a sound like any
mother's: death on wheels.
But keep your lie. Your hospital coat.
Your economy bite. Your icy, circular dance
no partner, no aim. (In another poem, dear,
you'd mate for life). How jealousy
moves wants to snap the S of your neck
for being so lovely.
Brief feather. Transient engine. Circular bloom.
Copyright © 2003 Louise Mathias All rights reserved
from Green Mountains Review
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