Poem of the Day: Kate Greenstreet – “Bad Ring”

Kate GreenstreetListen: Kate Greenstreet – “Bad Ring”

Kate Greenstreet sent over “Bad Ring” to us, originally published in “Cannibal.” This is a wonderful poem featuring an evocative dialogue back and forth. I think this one needs to be seen too. So we’ve got the text here as well. Listen first, then take a look after the jump at the full text of the poem.

Kate Greenstreet’s books are The Last 4 Things and case sensitive, both from Ahsahta Press. Find out more at kickingwind.com.

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bad ring

The house
where we last all lived together?
I’d never find that road now.

Four twelve? Four thirteen?

Each tree I loved
felled,
uprooted, long since. Most motives are mixed.

“And you’re well from it? your history?”
“All that consoles me is my genius.”
“But do you feel yourself to belong…to a certain period? A span of years, a decade?”
“When I see my brother. When I haven’t seen him for a long time.”

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