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Oh, Missouri | small poet at large

small poet at large

Oh, Missouri
   -   for BeJae Fleming

night wraps me in missouri air
        body a beer can on steam
                 i breathe the mississippi
                          wildrice husks
                                   cattail blossoms
                                           lamina offerings from moss clung ferns
                                   i dream waves to the delta
                          bob cajun fishing boats
                 roust crawfish on current
        i am hungry
the river whispers gumbo...

Published in Maelstrom
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