Alice Burdick. The great outdoors


Ready for the oxen

and aliens. Mud troughs

and kittens with extra thumbs.

Grasshoppers galore make the fruit flies

fly—not that they need the prompts.

Anyway, if I were an insect

I’d want to live far from humans.

Life is something that involves wings and short shrift in the tall grass.

Alice Burdick

Texte publié dans le No 35. Encrages et recollages

Excerpt from Book of Short Sentences (Mansfield Press, 2016)
Translated and reproduced with the publisher’s permission

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