Rachel Contreni Flynn Poems

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1.
Bang

I sit at the supper table
dressed as a zebra

until my father shoots me.
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2.
Fancy Dinner Party

I look down: fish on a plate stunned
by flame and butter, stuck in spicy dust.
A mysterious cricket-language goes on,
glad and satisfactory. But what if I cannot
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3.
Orphan

An angry boy hides in the weeds, then emerges with a plastic sack
in his hands. The 18-wheeler moves slowly, enormously along
the rough road, like the years to come with nothing clean or sweet or warm.
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4.
Yellow Bowl

If light pours like water
into the kitchen where I sway
with my tired children,
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