Who loots the dew or enjoins a shadow to guard a tree? The bird in the pie can't pretend to arms, its claws rock the coin in the crust. The train's single eye examines the tree that the pie holds the fruit of, its engine rasps past the bird as if smoke lent its shadow. And the dew? Surely it's a dark gulp
Terese Svoboda is a poet, fiction writer, and memoirist. Her poetry collections include When the Next Big War Blows Down the Valley: Selected and New Poems (Anhinga Press, 2015), All Aberration (University of Georgia Press, 2009), and Mere Mortals (University of Georgia Press, 2009). She is the recipient of the Cecil Hemley Award, the Emily Dickinson Prize, and the Iowa Poetry Prize, as well as fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the New York Foundation for the Arts. She lives in New York City.