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July 26, 2018 Poetry

Two Poems

Terrence Abrahams

Two Poems photo

reasons why my father sent me a picture of a dead coyote

to start a conversation

to assuage my worries

to prove he knows my brand

to remind me of my mortality

to remind me of his

to be kind to the coyote

to memorialize the living

to romanticize the dead

to let me know he cares


on observing a hyacinth to distract myself from the nature of my want

stink of you                 your rot of two weeks


short-lived       too loud           but beautiful


they say you were once a boy    I believe it     


I imagine your boy-body also    puncturing the sky     


hellbent                                   on reaching the sun

image: Carabella Sands