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   SEEING RED 

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    DESI(RED) WONDE(RED)
    RUMO(RED) ADO(RED)
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    AUTHO(RED) SEA(RED)
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    SOA(RED) ADVENTU(RED)

 

 

    


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Zucchini 


napkin thrown down on the floor     
     an ending of sorts              Saturday dinner on the table
walking out each door   you in your socks out front    me in back 
 
 
zucchini with the knife stuck in it    who said what to whom?      it was            
          yours  I said       there's the knife with the butter on it
me in the chair out back    the stars I stared up at    

I keep thinking I ought to know their names   been looking
          at them my whole life     ought to be able to discern     
Big Dipper         from little shield of Achilles     from dog of the world
 

barking in the sky  broken railing    napkin on the floor   zucchini                            
      in its pool of cold butter    smell of apples we'd piled 
in the corner of the yard     green    gnarly    tart   apples  

nothing anyone could eat
                  
          you on the front step
me in the back   

sweet stink of apple in the dark and the bees that eat them 

Carol Potter lives in the Northeast Kingdom (VT), works at Community College of Vermont, and has published four books of poems, the last of which, Otherwise Obedient was named a finalist in the Lambda Literary awards for 2008.  Previous publications include poems in Field, American Poetry Review, The Iowa Review,  Poetry Magazine, and others.  She also teaches in the Antioch U. MFA program. 


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