Wednesday, October 27, 2010

"listening to pharaoh jackson blowing..." by Kelli Allen

Kelli Allen, managing editor of Natural Bridge, was a featured reader at the Chance Operations reading at Duff's on October 25.

The next Chance Operations reading will be Monday, November 22, at Duff's, 392 North Euclid, in the Central West End. Cover will be $3.00; doors open at 7:30 p.m.

listening to pharaoh jackson blowing...

you can’t just pull
up out of it when inside
our seeds expect
to be born
twice. You can’t exhale
like a worm and fog-up
the inner lips
of this cabbage. Notes
have to come
with brass wrapped
around and under
each bump on the tongue
because otherwise
why are we swinging
hips and rolling r’s
when you blow
the molded metal
into nothing but tracks?

-- Kelli Allen

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