Poetry Susan Rich — February 14, 2013 13:16 — 0 Comments
What Hodan Tells Me – Susan Rich
for $80 you can become a Somali citizen
with a blue passport
a diplomat for not much more.
The American Embassy woman confides,
“You are going to suffer culture shock
but The Bold and Beautiful will help.”
I thought I’d die by bullets
and then I thought I’d die by air.
If you can’t be a mountain
attach yourself to one.
What am I?
That sees by the shine
Of its own light. Lies
Blind me. I am the seventh human sense
And my stepchild,
Scientists can't find me.
Januswise I make us men;
Was my image then—
The awful fall up off all fours
From the forest
To the hours…
Tick, Tock: Divine me.
-- Richard Kenney