Mar/Apr 2015 • Vol. XXXVII No. 2 PoetryMarch 1, 2015 |

[a robin thrush or blackbird]

a robin thrush or blackbird whichever you happen to have Skinning skin-making Master the robin Now be careful cut very slowly at the eye and close to the head until you can see through and define the exact position of the eyeball Skin each wing Stop the wrong-side-out process there You will readily see coaxing begin to crowd Wing appears Wings into place Wings legs tail Cross feet Conveniences of home and in a hurry

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