Switched-on Gutenberg Issue 20
-after Kevin Crossley-Holland

Remember the moonlight linger
where seacoal bones lay
saltwater licking the last of the windowlight

Driftwood chains wrapped
around their indigo hearth
windy in its amber mooring

Gulls swinging like corks
in the zinc easterlies
howling against earth's flicker

Children dying of thirst
Aegir's scurf glittering
their webbed skin


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Image Copyright 2014,  Roger Pfingston

Poem Copyright 2014,  Khadija Anderson

Butoh dancer and Pushcart nominated poet Khadija Anderson has been published extensively in print and online. Khadija's first book of poetry, History of Butoh, was published in 2012 through Writ Large Press. Find her at khadijaanderson.com.

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