Some animals eat their young.
Animals sweet on their young.
Sh shh, sleep, little ones.
Carson says foetal sharks scarf
each other to abortion. Yum yum
in Mom’s womb. It’s on YouTube.
Lance says male dolphins will gang
rape a lady dolphin to death. Stuff her
blow hole, can’t take a breath.
Tucker whispers, your cousin fucked
a bunny. But I can’t imagine
enough room in her tummy.
HushaBrecken Hancock’s poetry, essays, interviews, and reviews have appeared in Riddle Fence, Event, CV2, Grain, and Studies in Canadian Literature. She is Reviews Editor for Arc Poetry Magazine and Interviews Editor for Canadian Women in the Literary Arts. The Art of Plumbing, her most recent chapbook, is out with above/ground press and her first full-length manuscript of poems, Broom Broom, is forthcoming with Coach House Books. She lives and walks dogs in Ottawa.
by Brecken Hancock
above/ground press broadside #323