Saturday, September 9, 2017

A poem on my 44th birthday

What I want is
Enough money

To have what I want
What I want is

My own hill
And beneath that hill

A pond
In the pond a lazy

Bass or two
And duck feathers

Resting on the mud
Of the shore

Between the hill
And mud a patch

Of grass where I
Can lie and count

My seven trees
My seven clouds

And count the coyotes
Coming down the hill

To drink
Coyote 1 Coyote 2 

"What I Want" by C.G. Hanzlicek from STARS, published by University of Missouri Press (1997).

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