DON SHARE and JOHN KINSELLA
The cicadas come every…
How many years? The cycles
Are all fucked up now. Even
Insects know the end is near.
The emerald ash borer looks
Like a jewel; its value
Lies in destructiveness to
Species—ours—that feed on ash. From Tanaga 04.27.2020
September 27, 2019
JOHN KINSELLA and DON SHARE
This month we present selections from
CROWN DECLINE, by TC contributors John Kinsella and Don Share.
Table of Contents:
Crown Decline, #55-62 (DS and JK)
I Had That Dream Already (DS)
And Counting (JK)
From (Odd numbers by Kinsella; even numbers by Share) CROWN DECLINE
In a state of loss
I try to ‘Kick Out the Jams’
But am left sore-toed.
Which doesn’t mean I’ve lost faith —
To the contrary. Come on! September 2019 Poetry Feature: From CROWN DECLINE 09.27.2019
Maths 1 lesson, seated between girls — a school prefect and a sports champ. He liked both of them, but didn’t think they liked him much. In fact, he was pretty sure they thought he was a bit of a joke — not a
real male and nothing to admire but okay at his schoolwork but so what. Those days his brother kept chooks that were being treated for stickfast fleas. Stickfast 10.13.2017
Bobtail skin—fat and flexibly crisp—shucked
in a roll of fencing wire in the red shed: not dead
the bearer of dead skin, expanded even.
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