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Memory

 

Over the night a bull

Whispers into a coal

 

:Unmeant in the stall to sit and plate,

But sixth, with all the senses,

To consume—

Incorporate—those signal

Impressions which are (we know) its fate:

 

In explosions, in hard strides,

His coattails fly; to bits, to friends

Craven and brave.

 

Sadness undulates at their back.

 

His lilt’s a cotillion of flies.

 

But how he charges, he commits!

 

Each to the next.

 

It seems unfair, a target lies

Between its shoulder blades.

And another whisps right back:

A drop of blood would pin back his wild hair

Which wanders as it wills

A sunset like acupuncture

from Great Guns Find more by Farnoosh Fathi at the library

Copyright © 2013 Farnoosh Fathi
Used with the permission of Canarium Books.

Brasil

 

Left a hole on fire agony or was it the sun

on the banks and near duets?

Eagles with the white wine of the sun

clink and spill, tall

grass over head and heels

. . . Space of hell: shy, inscribed already

but alone—I think I can be that

 

again, a new hole in the ongoing flute.

In a leap, the country glows—to hone

the fate that wonder exacts,

to go netted through that much,

so heavy as paperweights angels land

square on chaparral nerves.

And since names must give in spades,

out of sorts like these, your reactions

may swell great fountain lips—

a promise that a wish will purge

or pennies caravan the safe

return hearts cross.

from Great Guns Find more by Farnoosh Fathi at the library

Copyright © 2013 Farnoosh Fathi
Used with the permission of Canarium Books.

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