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Like a Fish in a Dumpster

                 Any further controversy would figure, figure hummingbirds in
Manhattan then Charlie Parker
                                synapsoids
beyond function when eyeless eyes are smiling watching you in my sleep
Should we show the exchange of papers? Was it
                 successful?
Too soon to see the facets, their moving images surprise the other two
upon which were beings, projected time
                                included—walked over
clap if you want by the new moon which causes things to grow long and
thin, while the full moon causes growth that is short and
                                               wide
Mercy does not come from the sky

Credit


From Fate News (Omnidawn, 2018). Copyright © 2018 by Norma Cole. Used with the permission of Omnidawn Publishing.

Author


Norma Cole

Norma Cole is the author of numerous poetry collections, including Fate News (Omnidawn, 2018). She lives in San Francisco, California.

Date Published: 2018-10-01

Source URL: https://poets.org/poem/fish-dumpster