Morning opens with the comforts of my unbeaten body
a tinkerer’s stack of quiltings and cannings the cloth finch
half-attached to a mobile of warblers and wrens
in the meantime my country sends post to mothers and fathers
back again fly a trinity of boys
with their throats torn
Katie Ford is the author of Blood Lyrics (Graywolf Press, 2014), Colosseum (Graywolf, 2008), and Deposition (Graywolf Press, 2002). She is the recipient of a Lannan Literary Fellowship and the Levis Reading Prize. She teaches creative writing at the University of California, Riverside.