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whim man mammon

secret soil coital
the dove there
sounds blonde as
whipped oil
please appeal to
wimpling skies
journeying trees
there is but one fence
bone true and 
one blockhead dog
inside
to rend
the smarts
of trees
at journey's end

Credit


From Whim Man Mammon, published by Action Books. Copyright © 2007 by Abraham Smith. Used with permission.

Author


Abraham Smith

Abraham Smith is the author of Hank (Action Books, 2010) and Only Jesus Could Icefish in Summer (Action Books, 2014). He teaches at University of Alabama and shares his time between Tuscaloosa, Alabama, and Ladysmith, Wisconsin.

Date Published: 2007-01-01

Source URL: https://poets.org/poem/whim-man-mammon