CHARLES HARPER WEBB Two Poems fat gray squirrels flee from me like furry sine waves— bushy inchworms—eyebro ws skating over speedbum ps on the forest floor. They leap onto the backs of trees, and—br own bark flying—ride them up to green- haired limbs where they curs e me with sounds like monkeys gibbering, macaws screeching, cats hair-ba lling. Whump! Whump! Whump! their emphysemic coughing pra ys. And when I tire of them, and leave— Choonk, choonk, choonk, choonk! Hohnh, hohnh, hohnh, hohnh!— they thank their Squirrel God for driving me away. 129 house centipede My first one looked, as gray dawn craw led across my eyes, like a chorus line of spiders on the ceiling, set t o fall and fang me in my bed. No wonder I submerged the monster in a Black Flag slough. Anything so multi-legged and br istly had to have a horror-name: Death’s Head Hell-Dangler s , ay, or Septic Shadow-Creep . er Who’d have guessed house centipe de, as if each house comes, cozy, with its own? Alien as the gulper eel (all m outh and dangling tapeworm gut), h ouse centipedes could have crash-la nded on Earth, speaking in isotopes of oxyg
Manoa – University of Hawai'I Press
Published: May 10, 2019
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