Matt Davis

predictions

I.
somewhere
there is a subway train,
out of breath
and trembling,
arriving on time

II.
somewhere
there is a dog barking
at nothing
but herself,
the moon,
the crawling night

III.
somewhere
there is a grocery cart
rusting in a creek bed;
red ribs in red clay,
a bottle where
a heart once stood

IV.
somewhere
there is a bonfire
eagerly licking
thighs made of wind,
its chin smeared with ash

V.
somewhere
there is a hill
itself a horse,
a cripple cast in shadow

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