Monday, November 12, 2012

Seven Ways Autumn Goose

photoart: ralph murre

Seven Ways Autumn Goose
by Martha Kaplan

the wings of the winter goose
are like the heartbeat
of a frightened squirrel

the goose calls alone
the arrow is pierced

the goose carves the sky
its breasts fold open
the airplane flies careless arcs

the goose hears the laughing man
her eye watches

the dog howls across
the goose in flight

the goose falls straight
the marsh grass is trampled

a stone meets water
like the iris of the goose
the circles extend

~ first published (in slightly different form)
   in Branch Redd Review