Fall 2019 / Poetry 2019 / Volume 50

Little Allegories By: David Starkey

Tiny figures in a landscape:

the world rendered in code.

 

A broken vessel: a stupid-

looking shepherd fingering

 

a potsherd. My family crest:

three golden storks hanging 

 

by the neck on a background

of burgundy. Eros shot

 

with his own errant arrow. 

The Madonna asleep

 

in a vestibule; Christ crawling

on all fours towards the door.

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