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




Snared


quick bite into fur
wince of glassy eyes

thrashing a recognition
then a lashing

at nothing
claws finding no bite

face puckered and clenched
like some impotent fist

twitching this death
by abright copper wire

silenced and plush
to the trapper’s hand






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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