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November 27, 2014
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Word

By Mary Greene

Far off grackle
Cat bird screech
Cat pressing through weeds
Isn’t that word enough?

Raven’s call
Whip-poor-will
Toad’s scrawl
Isn’t that word enough?

Green stems
Of the onions in their
Wild rows
Cackle and bustle in the wind

River rain
Spiral green
In a hurry
To match
The unswirling ribbon of eel

And from the other world
A blue wave
Foaming surf

This is a music
Too deep to hear

Even like this
Even when you try