Robert Wrigley Poems

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1.
The Other World

So here is the old buck
who all winter long
had traveled with the does
and yearlings, with the fawns
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2.
Kissing A Horse

Of the two spoiled, barn-sour geldings
we owned that year, it was Red—
skittish and prone to explode
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3.
A Lock of Her Hair

As a hoodoo-voodoo, get-you-back-to-me tool,
this hank's thankless task is vast,
a head down to the ground impossibility, possibly,
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4.
After a Rainstorm

Because I have come to the fence at night,
the horses arrive also from their ancient stable.
They let me stroke their long faces, and I note
in the light of the now-merging moon
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5.
Anatomy of Melancholy

Lucy Doolin, first day on the job, stroked his goatee
and informed the seven of us in his charge
his name was short for Lucifer, and that his father, a man
he never knew, had been possessed,
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6.
EARTHLY MEDITATIONS

The Afterlife
1

Spring, and the first full crop of dandelions gone
to smoke, the lawn lumpish with goldfinches,
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7.
Finding a Bible in an Abandoned Cabin

Under dust plush as a moth's wing,
the book's leather cover still darkly shown,
and everywhere else but this spot was sodden
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8.
Moonlight: Chickens On The Road

Called out of dream by the pitch and screech,
I awoke to see my mother's hair
set free of its pincurls, springing out
into the still and hurtling air
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9.
Mowing

Sleepy and suburban at dusk,
I learn again the yard's
geometry, edging around the garden
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10.
Soundings

The birdhouse made from a gourd is wired
to a flanged loop of steel and screwed to the southeast post
of the shack. Two holes at the top—near where the stem was,
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