Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Third and Fourth May Selections

red finches cluster
greedily at the feeder
crows raid their nestlings
the sun moves from east to west
rivers run down to the sea

--Patrick Mizelle

my body melts
spilling enslaved hearts
like burning wax golden Buddhas
kicked over
by black boots

--Morgan zo Callahan

with three bows to twenty-year-old high school student Ksering Kyi, the twenty-fourth Tibetan to die by self-immolation in 2011. This poem has also been selected to appear in Atlas Poetica 12.

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