Dailies 10/18/16: the aftermath of a hurricane, a gift from an ex-lover, & a poem in memory of the poet Bill Berkson

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After the Hurricane – Ishion Hutchinson  

After the hurricane walks a silence, deranged, white as the white helmets
of government surveyors looking into roofless

shacks, accessing stunned fowls, noting inquiries
into the logic of feathers, reversed, like gullies still retching; they scribble facts

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The Gift- Jennifer Givhan

 

He’s building me a tiny birdcage

of wire twisted

 

from the bed we no longer

share I watch him working

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On Strings of Blue – Cedar Sigo

for Bill Berkson

Was it tonight’s
flirtatious
remark or his
exquisite song-book
on stage?

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