beaded trout

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tires clatter as I cross the bridge
sun squints lopsided through
mottled clouds and sheets of rain
the dappled, brawny hills gallop
away from me as straw colored
ponies redolent of damp earth
the hoof fall of rain
irregular, furious, then soft with laughter
a trace of mane in the water
pattern off the wind screen
the landscape neighs as the highway
veers to the north fed a
mouthful of hay and licking salt
and sweat from its flanks tears
into the oncoming shower, a lash
of tail through the snorting wind
slender-legged roan with sable- tipped hooves
blends in with the blacktop
the heaving muzzle lost among clouds
swirling above the road a river
of black spilling out before me

October 10, 2011

Lorraine Cathey


contents of issue 2

Before I Forget
Lee Francis IV

The Man They've Come to See
Edward Dang

Datura's Embrace
Anne Karpiak

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Lorraine Cathey

medicine
Sandy Eastoak

NEW WORLD
Indira Allegra

there will be singing in the morning
ire'ne silva

Dawes Commission: Found Poem
Qwo_Li Driskill


Lorraine Cathey Biography

Lorraine Cathey is a Tsalagi _Illocana from the Bay Area, who studied at Mills College, and Stockholm University. She has been witness to the vibrational aspect of the creator in all things, and thus finds evidence of the creator everywhere. Lorraine can often be found chatting up tourists, and redirecting them towards the wonder that is her native home.


Permission to publish poems in this one context was granted by the authors, who unless otherwise specified, hold copyright on these works.