Note from the Editors

 

   SEEING RED 

    ENDU(RED) ADMI(RED)
    DESI(RED) WONDE(RED)
    RUMO(RED) ADO(RED)
    ENAMO(RED) INSPI(RED)
    DISCOVE(RED) SAC(RED)
    HUNGE(RED) WONDE(RED)
    EXPLO(RED) FEATU(RED)
    AUTHO(RED) SEA(RED)
    DA(RED) UNCENSO(RED)
    SOA(RED) ADVENTU(RED)

 

 

    


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Learning Simple Things #5
 
                                       after a pastel drawing by John Cassidy
 

Look for the hidden teeth in any landscape,
even the whimsical & fantastic.

Burnt sienna is an odd color for ribbon candy
so maybe that’s actually burnt sienna.  Don’t eat it.

If there’s a hovery black nose
sniffing around, there’s an animal attached to it.

Don’t go out alone selling Girl Scout cookies.
Is that a lavender clavicle?  Is that a pelvis?

Burnt sienna is heated clay, used as a pigment.
That’s why it was the name of a Crayola crayon.

If you get blue, don’t stand under the full moon.
Those might be bird beaks.

So many smudges of green, bruise green.
So much Vitamin C!

Some things we learn late in life take us back
to our childhoods.  We already knew this.

Pale blue vertebrae rise in the upper left corner
of your consciousness.

Insidious karma’s gonna get you,
same as instant.


Kathleen Kirk has been both rejected and accepted by Redheaded Stepchild.  She is the author of four poetry chapbooks, most recently Nocturnes (Hyacinth Girl Press, 2012).  Her work appears in a variety of print and online magazines, including Arsenic Lobster, Menacing Hedge, Poetry East, and The Museum of Americana.  She is the poetry editor for Escape Into Life.


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