Nocturne

By JP Dancing Bear

“I would steal horses for you…”
—Sherman  Alexie

I am stolen horses for you.
My body no more
than a wooden dingy
and dropped lines.
Still I breathe out
planets and stars for you;
all the dust in a god’s eye.
My hair is the streaks
of comets and meteors.
My bones fill with crickets

and frog music.
As the world turns its
shoulder to the sun
I bend into the boat
of this journey.
I am in a night
created for you.

 

 

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J. P. Dancing Bear is the author of nine collections of poetry including, Inner Cities of Gulls (2010, Salmon Poetry). His tenth collection, Family of Marsupial Centaurs will be released by Iris Press in 2011. He is editor for the American Poetry Journal and Dream Horse Press and hosts the poetry show, Out of Our Minds, on KKUP and available as podcasts.

 


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