January 19, 2013

John Gosslee

PORTRAIT OF AN INNER LIFE

a mansion
inside a hovel

an elephant
trapped in a swallow

the claw at the end
of a roar

a knob
without a door

from Rattle #37, Summer 2012

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John Gosslee: “Though my latest copy of Rattle was stolen off of my front porch after mailing it from Nashville to Virginia in a box of new clothes and other holiday delights, these poems were not.”