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.