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Under The Flowers a Carcass Waits

by Rusty Barnes

Issue 2 :: Spring 2008 (poetry)

Under the pear tree is a sloppy-jawed mutt chewing
a beef knuckle.

Here the lilac bush, flush with bees, a purple
and somnolent fiasco.

Nearby the grayed-out tractor tire crowded
with black-eyed Susans and chamomile,


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"Under The Flowers a Carcass Waits" is roughly 100 words.

Rusty Barnes co-founded and oversees Night Train ( He maintains webspace at