Mudlark No. 46 (2012)


She was lifting a fat song
with one arm upraised

The song clutched 
her palm

The other songs flung
out their feathers in praise

The sun hung high
and the day moon grazed

Palm fronds fanned
the song’s heat

It was the blaze
she was lifting

It clutched her palm

glazed plump tongue
inner blue gaze

She was lifted into
song fat song

                              after The Bird Raiser, a painting by Shao Fei

Susan Kelly-DeWitt | Caterpillars Along the American River Parkway
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