Fall 2011 • Vol. XXXIII No. 4 Poetry |

Revelation

I am not the god I once imagined    I could be, am not of enough lightning or benevolence.      These trees. This wind. These bendy straws I can tug any poison through. I am talking again because gods when they cannot cast thunder        or smite talk and talk and someday creatures    from these words.       Someday swans. Someday a shroud someone I love    may never wear will feature trace remnants   of my form   like faint radar   beeping    through the scariest parts of submarine movies, meaning I'm the scariest part, meaning      do you feel that water and how I can influence it?    Pretend you've never thought yourself moon, or    if not moon what's sung to it, or       if not moon the madness it supposedly helps usher in.   Pretend you've never thought yourself something    sung. Someday the harmonica   of my greatness will be blown th

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Weston Cutter is from Minnesota and is the author of the story collection You'd Be a Stranger, Too, and several chapbooks including All Black Everything and Enough.

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