same message / different drummer

 

the shy elephant

boulder

 

gives birth

 

once

a century

 

while gravel

ticka-ticka-ticks

 

in the wheel well

 

its constant

telegraph

 

announcing

 

life-life-life

on the half shell

 

Maureen Kingston is an assistant editor at The Centrifugal Eye. Her poems and prose have appeared or are forthcoming in The Bookends Review, Dead Snakes, Emerge Literary Journal, Gargoyle, Gone Lawn, Gutter Eloquence Magazine, Red River Review, Rufous City Review, Stone Highway Review, Terrain.org, Wild Orphan and The Untidy Season: An Anthology of Nebraska Women Poets.

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