My neighbor keeps a box of baby pigs
all winter in her kitchen. They are
motherless, always sleeping, sleepy
creatures of blood & fog, a vapor
of them wraps my house
in gauze, and the windows mist up
with their warm breath, their moist snores. They
Laura Kasischke is the author of several poetry collections, including Where Now: New and Selected Poems (Copper Canyon Press, 2017), which was long-listed for the National Book Award, and The Infinitesimals (Copper Canyon Press, 2014). She teaches at the University of Michigan, and lives in Chelsea, Michigan.