Jerry Trimmell

(Wichita, Kansas, USA)

Claire Should Know - Poem by Jerry Trimmell

in the chair with the lion's tail
painting the ashes of stepping Anderson
crouched without a recognizable likeness
to the borders of his hands
holding a dried fish
whose personal ambition remains
to become the indifferent leaf,
tearing the ground of a strange country
with the poison flowing in
but no real fear

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 2, 2003

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