Bright Stars 3

These are from Bright Stars 3  published in 2014 by M. Kei:

a turtle
trapped inside a tank
my father’s face
against the glass
of this world

awakened
by the sound
of a screech owl
my stomach answers
with its own deep cries

hunters
with shotguns hung
from their shoulders
pointed like penises
at the ground

the cats
looking puzzled
as I enter
a deeper silence
when you’re gone

light
through the end
of a tunnel—
cracks on the walls
and a long way to go

 

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