Weeklies mid Feb 2017: a runaway bobcat returns to the National Zoo, coming out to one’s mother re: being transgender, Promotion, a response to “alternative facts,” & the way everybody was naughty today

 

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WHY THE BOBCAT RETURNED – Craig van Rooyen 

That’s the reason, my dear captain, for my strange melancholia.
—Federico García Lorca

After eight years, she’s lost all memory
of wildness—knowing only the occasional sparrow-flutter
in her water trough.

Read rest of poem 

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Lost Body – Jordan Rice 

 

Today they are talking on the radio about
how to remember your infant, and not leave them

in car seats for swelter to unspeak them

Read rest of poem 

 

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JUST SO YOU’LL KNOW – John Ashbery

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