Sunday, 12 May 2013

the critic by Ed Higgins

a house fly mildly attentive 
in winged black spandex

lands on the bookcase
above my desk, preening

cleaning the red compound 
mirrors of its eyes

she leans toward
my computer screen

reading this poem about her
wondering what metaphors

a random curious fly
might possibly contain.
Ed Higgins, Oregon, USA


Crafty Green Poet said...

Ed Higgins' poems and short fiction have appeared in Pindeldyboz, Mannequin Envy, Word Riot, Contemporary Haibun Online, Otoliths, and Blue Print Review, among others. He and his wife live on a small farm in Yamhill, OR, USA where they raise a menagerie of animals including two whippets, two manx barn cats (who don’t care for the whippets), an emu named To & Fro, and a pair of alpacas named Machu & Picchu. He teaches creative writing and literature at George Fox University, south of Portland, OR.

Jacopo Serafinelli said...

Surreal enough to create confusion ...
but that's okay!

Ciao! Jacopo