02/16/2011

on the night I burned
our barn & owls shone
their spotlights in smoke
as if to say we owe
each other still

AUTHOR'S NOTE:

I texted “The Rainbow Leaves Rasped” to my friend Stacy Heiney from a Babies“R”Us parking lot while my wife bought a box of Pampers for our son, who was snoozing in his car seat.

BIO:

Adam Tavel's first poetry collection, The Fawn Abyss, is forthcoming from Salmon Poetry. A former Cellpoems contributor and the recipient of the 2010 Robert Frost Award, Tavel's recent poems appear or will soon appear in Indiana Review, Redivider, Phoebe, The Minnesota Review, and The Los Angeles Review, among others.
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