Friday, February 1, 2008

Poem I.


there is no warbling birdsong
from ‘neath the long grasses
of these subtly sloped mountaintops
unless it is a microscopic hum
that bacteria make while chewing
inaudible to this ear
and the deep painful drinking
of the two year old nearing sleep

we rise and fall our breaths
slowly and unknowing
of what munches just below the surface

these peaks are ablaze
the rivers are burning
and slowly spinning single cells
are consuming milk
and spraying ethyl alcohol
on the fire.

-anna kiss

1 comment:

anna kiss said...

This poem is so funny to me because I realized that last year my first poem was about nursing (as was my second poem) and this year, again, my first poem is about nursing.