As if the wave controls

Not only the kid wizard

Eager to lead

His family & friends

Home for a head count

But his brother

Who assumes

The Crane Kick stance,

His brother the sitting

Duck, his

Brother the shovel,

His brother on burial

Detail who feeds the head

The choicest

Helpings of horizon,

Here, more

For the chosen one.

 

 

W. M. Lobko’s poems, interviews, & reviews have appeared in many journals including Hunger Mountain, Kenyon Review, The Paris-American. New work is forthcoming from Boston Review Spinning Jenny. He has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize, & was a semi-finalist for the 92Y / Boston Review “Discovery” Prize. He is a Founding Editor of TUBA, a new review of poetry & art. He studied at the University of Oregon & currently teaches in the New York City area.

Photo by Robert J P Oberg, used by permission.

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