Mudlark No. 49 (2013)
How do I look
Better than the brook better than a dieseled elm
Down by the crystal rock
Mosquito-infested mud with lost baubles

Of someone’s children               A plastic sword
Is buried in the mud except for just the tip
Of the handle
Will you allow my stand-in to remove it

I promise he will speak your name as he removes it
I will even put it in writing
On the draft behind a black Freightliner
At 11:30 tonight

Heading west on I-84

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