Poetry 2013 / Volume 44

Asymmetric — Robert Huotari

Bouncing from a pickup bed a hammer handle peen and claw will want to rotate in slow motion by my window on the freeway then a truck-back mounted cherry picker will unbend its elbow. Pruned, a palm frond falls. I hear a flower over one ear means a thousand nights of bliss, the other, come within ten feet of her and die, and wonder which ear is which.

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