Contents


Forest Fire

Goldfinches Near Cooper Marsh

Beer and Rock Bass

Bullfrogs

The Creek Behind My House

The Game

Whitetail

En Route à Montréal/The Flowering Crab

Siamese Fighting Fish/Distant Carp

In Open Air

First Unmelting Flake

Snared

Remembered Moose


About the Poet

Acknowledgements

Chapbook Home

Friday Circle Home

Near Cooper Marsh

by Jesse P. Ferguson




In Open Air


mouth gaping
        thick drawn
gasping
        inaudible
            breaths

lidless
eye glazed

suffocating
    in open
        air, scales

splintering
    sunlight
        to prismatic
            shards






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Copyright © 2006 by Jesse P. Ferguson
Electronic edition, 2006. ISBN 1-896362-40-0
Print edition forthcoming. ISBN 1-896362-41-9