Ben Doyle


Radio, Radio - Poem by Ben Doyle

In the middle of every field,
obscured from the side by grass
or cornhusks, is a clearing where
she works burying swans alive
into the black earth. She only
buries their bodies, their wings.
She packs the dirt tight around
their noodle necks & they shake
like long eyelashes in a hurricane.
She makes me feed them by hand
twice a day for one full year: grain,
bits of chopped fish. Then she
takes me to the tin toolshed.
Again she shows me the world
inside her silver transistor radio.
She hands me the scythe.


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  • Brian Jani (7/4/2014 5:03:00 PM)


    wow i am wowed by how you approached the topic .well done (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, January 20, 2003



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