Poetry

July 20, 2018 Poetry , POETRY / FICTION

Maureen Barlin photo

 

By

Penn Kemp

 

 

 

What I hear on the radio

 

 

The race for life in the wild

demands strenuous athletics.

 

The predator is always faster

than his target. But the prey

dekes to zigzag out of sight.

 

Not out of mind. Apparently,

the prey animal is gifted with

the ability to forget. Trauma

 

of the chase doesn’t linger in

her nervous system as it does

in most predators. In ours.

 

 

 

 

 

Mary McDonald photo

Penn Kemp

Penn Kemp is an activist Canadian poet, playwright and editor.  Her latest works are Local Heroes, and the forthcoming Fox Haunts. Recent books include Barbaric Cultural Practice and two anthologies edited, Women and Multimedia and Performing Women. See www.pennkemp.weebly.com.

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  1. Penn Kemp July 20, at 13:01

    Poem from my forthcoming collection, Fox Haunts.

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