..:: CONTENTS ::..

   Volume XI, Issue I

..:: POETRY ::..

..:: PROSE ::..

..:: ETC ::..
   Contributor's Notes

..:: ARCHIVES ::..
   Volume I, Issue I
   Volume I, Issue II
   Volume II, Issue I
   Volume II, Issue II
   Volume III, Issue I
   Volume III, Issue II
   Volume IV, Issue I
   Volume IV, Issue II
   Volume V, Issue I
   Volume V, Issue II
   Volume VI, Issue I
   Volume VI, Issue II
   Volume VII, Issue I
   Volume VII, Issue II
   Volume VIII, Issue I
   Volume VIII, Issue II
   Volume IX, Issue I
   Volume IX, Issue II
   Volume X, Issue I
   Volume X, Issue II


Emily As the Chicken's Head Went With the Bow
Darren C. Demaree


I was engaged
with the personification
of a neighbor's chicken

& when Emily, always
circling simple beauty
was asked to care

for the speckled bird
it was my idea
that we name it

something gallant.
The chicken took the ceremony
too seriously

& escaping the compound,
attacked the dogs
with great belief.

The chicken was brave
& eaten.  Emily was so angry
that she renamed me

something un-heroic.



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