September 7, 2013

An Excerpt from “Origin Myth”

Because the boy had proved to be mute, his mother and father       lowered him into the well. Again I come to the brick-             lined earth, to the clearing       of their home—the field             of switchgrass in the rim of trees—and find, here,       his mother, burning his clothes and a bundle       of sage. Here I find his father             and the lamp-ridden night. Read the remainder of this poem by downloading the free Amazon digest version of The Kenyon Review here.

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