20101026

Kit Kennedy


from THE MARTHA STORIES, Part 2


37

orange calla shatters window

beauty plural woman multiple

mirror need not be forked

shift throw of die, spread the Tarot, toss a dime


39

faintly vanilla

distance here/there


40

reoccurring scent is echo


44


refreshment in drape of trouser

white shirt of course crisp

subtle stripe sheen

how much adoration can texture accommodate?


48

fruit remembers orchard

pear carries itself

carriage of woman



3 (perhaps 4) INSTANCES OF THE INEXPLICABLE


She watered the cactus every day for a year.


Forgetting the word, she found the missing sock bunched up in the fitted sheet.


Each word suggests a replacement.


To understand, hear what’s not being said.



Kit Kennedy coauthored (with Susan Gangel) Inconvenience, Littoral Press, Berkeley, CA. While Eating Oyster is forthcoming from CLWN WR Press. Work appears in Ambush Review, CLWN WR, Glass, 21 Stars Review, among others. She lives in San Francisco. http://poetrybites.blogspot.com/
 
 
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