Insect

1That hour-glass-backed,
2orchard-legged,
3heavy-headed will,
4paper-folded,
5wedge-contorted,
6savage -- dense to kill --
7pulls back on backward -- moving,
8arching
9high legs still,
10lowered through a deep, knees-reaching,
11feathered down
12green will,
13antenna-honest,
14thread-descending,
15carpeted as if with skill,
16a focus-changing,
17sober-reaching,
18tracing, killing will.
Publication Notes: 
Eve (Brownsville, Oregon: Story Line Press, 1997): 25. Princeton University Library PS 3556 .I448
RPO poem Editors: 
Ian Lancashire
Special Copyright: 

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