Travelers Welcome

Travelers Welcome

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

and what did you taste

***and what did you taste
     to suddenly understand
     the language of the birds
by Miriam Sanger

dragon’s blood
from the edge of your sword
or your own
from a loose tooth
or bloodied nose
after you crashed
     through the privet hedge
and went head over
on the new bike
you’d forgotten how to brake
     between the legs
forbidden, but...
or smeared to the knees
in childbed
this humor you must have put yourself in
before the crow
in the parking lot
cocked its intelligent head
and told you
weather was running in
from the west.

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