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Published: Wed Oct 15 1975
Wosene Worke Kosrof, The Inventor V (detail), 2022, acrylic on linen. Courtesy of Sullivan Goss Gallery, Santa Barbara, California
Cat Bartholomew Day

A cross
of cold-fire
aspic lard
just landed
in my Con-Ed
fly-ash yard.

in the bullring
of the jungle-gym
of holy lands,
in cat-suits
wrestle gristle,
and bunched
over the bounty
from the windows
of winter.

When bands
of kids from choir
bring doggie
bags to catch
their Saints in,
they leave the mess
on the flagstones
and secret them-
selves until
the rat pack passes.

See what's inside AGNI 4

France Burke has had poetry and fiction in The Paris Review, AGNI, Rapport, Cimarron Review and Panache, among others. (updated 1976)

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