Thursday, November 24, 2011

"poem" broadside #289: Night Zoo, by Stephanie Bolster

Dogs ravaged the yard where yesterday
rabbits and toads. The dead
fed to the cages and the dark.
The mouth of the mouth.

Plants dangled from pegs
beside padlocks. Reaching,
though they weren’t.

A dark stain on concrete.
A little water.

Let’s go, I said,
meaning stay.

Night Zoo
by Stephanie Bolster
above/ground press broadside #289

Stephanie Bolster lives in Montreal. Her fourth poetry collection is A Page from the Wonders of Life on Earth (Brick Books, 2011). She has published two different chapbooks through above/ground press.

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