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Bum Canto 1

by Rustin Larson

Issue 7 :: Spring 2016 (poetry)

When he returned home from work,
the day was just beginning.
Sleep, and memory sleeps
one hundred branches beyond.

He lugged the heavy frying pan up
from the cabinet and clanked it on the stove.


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"Bum Canto 1" is roughly 211 words.

Rustin Larson is the author of Crazy Star (Loess Hills Books, 2005) and The Wine-Dark House (Blue Light Press, 2009). He is the host of the radio talk show "Irving Toast, Poetry Ghost": Read his blog at The Iowa Source online:…-rustin/.