Home #Blue Nib Issues Issue 41 | March 2020 | Coyote Warning, Poetry by Marybeth Rua-Larsen

Coyote Warning, Poetry by Marybeth Rua-Larsen

‘Your body is brilliant, even when you are not. It doesn’t just heal—it learns.’ From Inthe Dream House by Carmen Maria Machado

It’s February, and we’ve been warned about mating coyotes. Watch your cats. Keep them inside. The baying after sunset is a clear warning, like the canary singing in the cave. If you can hear her song, there’s enough air to breath. If the body learns its lessons from the teachings of vaccines and the disappeared trees, then you are up for the fight. ...


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