The Movable Charolais – Amy Pence

White hides in the near evening.
The sensitives stand close.
Big-boned, the oak knuckles up.

Among the herd, speechless
gnostics, sour mosquitoes,
two jackasses tufted
into upholstery. Lowing and the lowly—
what the cows are, lo
I am. What the low call owl
gibbers sound from the trees
when the full dark comes on.

Amy Pence authored the poetry collections Armor, Amour and The Decadent Lovely. Last year, she won the Claire Keyes Poetry Award from Soundings East. Interviews, reviews, and essays can be found in The Rumpus, The Conversant, Colorado Review, Poets & Writers, and The Writer’s Chronicle. She grew up in New Orleans and Las Vegas, but now lives in semi- rural Georgia. She can be found at http://amypence.com.

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