Pima Road Notebook #1 by Keith Ekiss20/09/2010
By Keith Ekiss
limbs amputated, like photographs
of children in war, mutilated,
burned alive. A body wants to die
but can’t: the roots still draw water.
The shotgun holes could house birds:
elf owl, cactus wren. An easy target,
the man can’t miss. Where one
stops to shoot another shoots,
fingering the trigger, surprised
each time how deeply it stands.
New Issues has recently published Keith Ekiss’ first book of poems, Pima Road Notebook. A series of poems from the collection has been selected by the author for The Owls site.