Kim Addonizio

(July 31, 1954 / Washington, D.C)

Weaponry - Poem by Kim Addonizio

I used an arrow to kill the spider.
I used a steamroller to flatten the worm.

For the ants I called in an air strike.
Bee that found its way in through the screen:

blowtorch.
The mammals were easier—

a bucket of water for submerging the cat,
a poisoned word thrown to the dog.

For love, only a kitchen match. That
and a stove leaking gas

and waiting until the dinner
was good and burned.


Comments about Weaponry by Kim Addonizio

  • Dutendra Chamling (7/21/2016 2:33:00 AM)


    Kim Addonizio! WOW! Marevellous! (Report) Reply

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  • (2/1/2013 9:37:00 PM)


    Nice...interesting material (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, May 16, 2011

Poem Edited: Monday, May 16, 2011


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