Formerly Bitten by Kittens

by Gretchen Mattox

4 loaves + 4 fish = an exactitude to annuity
                 babies on sticks in a displacement of moments
how the skyline tilts

a bomb went off early this morning outside the police station in Baghdad
the force of the blast punched a huge crater in the road
it is thought to have been a car bomb///

and I turn off the radio
                to hear the birdsong intent on spring

Gretchen Mattox lives and writes in Fairfax, California.