Issue 14
Double Lives

The connected patterns of inheritance depend
on the seed parents
Outside was nothing in the field but cinnamon
and meadowlarks
plants on their time scale tightening to thorns
the fanged moon
with its own double life the way I had two
childhoods one threatening
the other floating milkweed and gold leaf
What stood for the understood
were paired provisionals assertive and recessive
It was easy to see how
a slight movement could be a mailbox
becoming a deer a leaf
on a willow a hummingbird the hummingbird
hovering beside a feeder apostrophe
the apostrophe being both plural and possessive