‘I ate everything’

What if I ate wings

for breakfast?

What if I ate

a dress for lunch?

What if I ate

a book for dinner?

What if I ate

a ghost for dessert?

I would be a fairy.

 

 

 

TOUCHING HEAVEN

 

No white light will call.

Only lines and lines from poems

unraveling in phrases like truth

be told and bird thou never wert.

Words will flock. Words, dear words:

Gunnel. Scrim. Moth. Lie.

Dissolving gurgle and hush

and sweet, sweet summer sweet,

all a beat and breath away from matter.

Midden. Duff. Trace. Air.

 

The above poems will be arriving on Juneau’s buses at the end of April as part of this year’s Poetry Omnibus. This year, said program coordinator Ceann Murphy, there were 68 poems submitted. Thirty-six will be placed on Juneau’s buses, where they’ll be on display for one year.

The submission period for the next Poetry Omnibus is Nov. 1 – Jan. 31. For more information, go to www.jahc.org/poetry-omnibus.

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