Poetry: From Aaron McCollough, Author of Rank


by Aaron McCollough

WALNUT SKULL of some brutal fairy

run afoul of my dog

in the juniper mire

what depends

in these binds,

passion strings,

ivy suckers climbing

the knock kneed craning bridge

to that bright food

can freedom even begin to form

in the morning, reforming blossoms

if we mean to tread with ease

may we move at all

From Rank by Aaron McCollough, University of Iowa Press, uiowapress.org. Reprinted with permission. All rights reserved. 

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