Chase Twichell

(1950 / Connecticut / United States)

Animal Caution - Poem by Chase Twichell

Whenever I touch the cairn
marking the summit
of one of my parents,
touch the top stone,
an animal caution comes over me,
sinew and muscle like the brook's,
a sudden shivering
green-brown flame.
Soon they will be constellations,
and I a small tower of stones.


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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, July 16, 2014



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