Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Tuesday poem #78 : Kate Schapira : UTTERANCES

who can even be bothered to remember
all the problems with talking
listening and understanding?
where edges between these are uneasy
there may be piercing changes
feeble imitations of bird noises
failing partly in their efforts
to carry very far
unless the edge is a made-up thing

Kate Schapira is the author of four books of poetry, most recently The Soft Place (Horse Less Press). Her tenth chapbook, The Motions, her second chapbook with above/ground press, appeared but a week or so ago. She lives in Providence, RI, where she writes, teaches, and co-runs the Publicly Complex Reading Series.

the Tuesday poem is curated by rob mclennan

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