Micheal S. Begnal

Michael S. Begnal has published the collections Future Blues (Salmon Poetry, 2012) and Ancestor Worship (Salmon Poetry, 2007), as well as the new chapbook The Muddy Banks (Ghost City Press, 2016). He has an MFA from North Carolina State University, teaches at Ball State University, and has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. His blog site is  HYPERLINK “http://www.mikebegnal.blogspot.com/” http://www.mikebegnal.blogspot.com/

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Walton Ford, Falling Bough

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Sunset on a river valley

in summer

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the pink river

millions in the sky,

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on the branch

or the bough

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omimi iridescent

birds three thick on the branches

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or two thick

and so on, a long branch

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falls,

     a falling under

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somewhere in the forest growth

the hunts

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the seen

the death orgies,

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the squashing of squabs,

and all wanderers

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     at sunset

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Sonnet for Bernadette Mayer

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Butterfly covers this book of light

enveloping all late spring and nighttime

revels in the grass, that poetry does

not pay the bills is nothing but

a disaster, death to relationships all,

dreams infected as well as waking, and

everywhere misogynists have increased

their attacks—just read the news—

this book is as the butterfly, bright,

enlumines warrens with its tunings

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may not be any magical properties

as actually poets are just persons, thus

you read her glowing riper and raw-

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