I, Too – Langston Hughes
Poem for a Rabbit – Gretchen Marquette
Beside my car this morning, heart
like a cooked cherry, string
of pink gut, tuft
of fur. A rabbit is watchful,
She’s stopped to shop for groceries.
Her snow boots sloshing
up and down the aisles, the store
deserted: couple stock boys
droning through cases of canned goods,
one sleepy checker at the till.
The cowled fisherman
balances up to his waist
at the center of the Waterworks lake.
How bold was he, how tentative when