Newly Cloaked in Purpose

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Here’s a disturbing poem from the great contemporary American poet Rae Armantrout:

Errands

 

By Rae Armantrout

 

The old

to-and-fro

 

is newly cloaked

in purpose.

There’s a jumble

of hair and teeth

under the bedclothes

in the forest.

 

“The better to eat you with,”

it says,

and nibbles us

until we laugh.

*

An axeman

comes to help.

*

“To, to,”

birds cheep

to greet

whatever has come up.

“To, to”

 

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