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Relationships, nature, art, love, loss, and beauty---all come to the forefront in the exquisitely rendered poems of Sally Albiso's Moonless Grief.

A poem from Moonless Grief


Long ago, wolves sang here

with such triumph they were destroyed.

Now coyotes penetrate the dark

with their hunger, reach through glass,

and this hour’s supplication still greater,

its tenor both animal and human.

Is it the Sasquatch of local lore

bellowing as if to make ears bleed?

Roosting among cedars like a bird

crying out for another of its kind,

bipedal stance encouraging a tongue

that ladles words?

Or can it only hoot and scream,

be taught to sign with furred hands

that shatter a two-way mirror?

The howling continues to gnaw at wind.

I lean toward the voice,

let it wash over me like a moonless grief,

listen as if I might answer.

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ISBN-13: 9781936657360
Publisher: Concrete Wolf
Publication date: 04/06/2018
Pages: 88
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.21(d)

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