January 27, 2009

Barn Burned, Then


The bank
A teller
The same figuresí

Capacity to chorus, as if
Light was beaten for bread

A confessed wage
Through another

Chance-flood

Broken-necked flicker

Gold pawed labyrinth

Flints of past thresher

Taking brother who is best
At hiding

Writing a statement

To take the barnís place


—Michelle Taransky
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first appeared in 88: A Journal of Contemporary Poetry and is
forthcoming in the book Barn Burned, Then (Omnidawn 2009)

Posted by dwaber at January 27, 2009 01:28 PM