Jul 1, 2014

How Many Which Other

Written by Shane McCrae

Read by Martin Corliss-Smith

— for Derek Gromadzki

Cranes slip loud passing

Through me their honks

Preceding them

Overhead into / Another life


From which they never

Left briefly to / Pass through and over

Mine friend you’ve been

Gone a long time


how // Many which oth-

er animals / Make noises so a

Noise so its own its

Noise seems made up


For the occasion / Of the animal

Whom life speaks jealous-

ly jealously live

Their voices whom life


Speaks jealously