June 29, 2013

Strange Fruit

Crows gather in a tree
barren of leaves
and make its branches
appear heavy
with some black,
poisonous fruit.

— Benjamin Percy, "Red Moon"

June 14, 2013

As Is

You're going to be as good as new.

New was never all that good, he said.

— Megan Mayhew Bergman, from the title story from her collection "Birds of a Lesser Paradise"