Winter 1998 • Vol. XX No. 1 PoetryJanuary 1, 1998 |

Poppies

hum in electric reds: light hearted means we see that way    through        music distant and too close to hear        without poppies listen as the day shuts down    and all things tilt toward       difference (which is not distinction) poppies sway a little       this way    and that they know how much we want to be deceived       brilliantly   and without    pity and so sometimes it pleases them    to tell the truth a few have heard them singing and keep it to themselves red is    not       difficult everyone believes       in    red and so the heart sways a little       this way    and that and is comforted

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