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  You could have a big dipper   

Antler by Kenneth Pobo

A flat sky

above my head, a ceiling

where gods and goddesses saunter

and ask to be written into life.

I can’t write since I’m vibrating.

Music plucks harp strings

of the past, I try to sing along,

get as loud as The Monkees

when I saw them in 1967

at 13--an antler looking for

my deer body.

I grew into it—and ran off,

ears twitching, alert.


Kenneth Pobo (he/his) is the author of twenty-one chapbooks and nine full-length collections. Recent books include Bend of Quiet (Blue Light Press), Loplop in a Red City (Circling Rivers), and Uneven Steven (Assure Press). Opening is forthcoming from Rectos Y Versos Editions. Lavender Fire, Lavender Rose is forthcoming from Brick/House Books.

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