Saturday, May 09, 2009

Finally, a new poem in the dry desert of nonpoetry

Learn the Language of Your Meat

Go into the weeds. Find the cow
lying there, open her mouth.

Take out her small voice, stuff
her whispers in your pocket.

Slap her hollowed-out rump
with the flat of your palm,

slap until the dust flies, until
she rises. Lay in the crushed

circle of grass. Put your ear
to the earth, hear the bees

burrowing there. Make your lips
form those shapes, your

tongue an engine of blood
revving against your teeth.


Billy said...


January said...

I like, "your/ tongue and engine of blood"

Very nice.

Matt Dioguardi said...