Dailies 10/12: rats, birds, & a poem based on Matthew Shepard



Book of Statues – Richie Hofmann

Because I am a boy, the untouchability of beauty
is my subject already, the book of statues
open in my lap, the middle of October, leaves
foiling the wet ground
in soft copper. “A statue
must be beautiful

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Rats – Sarah Blake


It’s difficult to tell

Rats are in the basement.

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Allegory of Art – Ricardo Pau-Llosa  

for Yuyú

Unclear how my cousin has come to master hunger
in wild birds. They call him, or he them
by a quick whistle against his open palm
or the rattle of worms and corn the songbird

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