Thursday, 15 March 2012

Birther, again

For six long months the horses galloped,
trotted, then walked from the Arizona desert
to a deep freeze where cold cases shrink
the skin off even the finest stallion, and bones

rattle their emptiness near the ink and quills
of a chilled Cratchit.  He counts births, adds
names honoring kings, lords and knights, lists
those named after infidels – birthers sent by

witches.  And as their numbers swell, money
grows, it blossoms, on trees, till Cratchit can
move up two levels of frost.  But the horses
die at last, their riders converted to turkeys.

©  Lavinia Kumar

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Lavinia Kumar lives in New Jersey. Her poetry has appeared in several publications, in the US and UK.  She writes a blog for her brother’s, based in Portsmouth, NH.