Poetry Issue 11

   Issue # 11: January-June 2009

Adam David

from Crows and Rages

      Jardin des Plantes

      Rilke will not stir from the edge of a pond after
      weeks on the shallow end. Without warning, he
      turns toward two boys engaged in tug-o-war,
      locked in dance with desire, eyes fixed on the
      other's, and they dance and tug, tug and dance.

      He lays on the ground and probes belly, breast.
      He cannot help but cheer and applaud the children.


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