Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Readings: Oh, my...

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Below is another selection, #54, from Jim Harrison's AFTER IKKYU:


This morning I felt strong and jaunty in my mail order
Israeli commando trousers. Up at Hard Luck Ranch I spoke
to the ravens in baritone, fed the cats with manly gestures.
Acacia thorns can't penetrate these mighty pants.
Then out by the corral the infant pup began to weep, abandoned.
In an instant I became another of earth's billion sad mothers.
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