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My daughter laughed
Katrin Talbot



My daughter laughed
                                              and said
                             she could only hear
                                                  her boots
                                            but couldn't you hear
                                         it too?
                                         The prairie swelling,
                                             the dark and trembling crescendo in
                                                 the thawing earth
                                            as the bilateral state
                                                       begins to unfurl
                                             and I begin
                                          to remember
                                                       the shock value


© by Katrin Talbot.
Used with the author's permission.



Photo credit: Isabel Karp


Australian-born Katrin Talbot is a violist, photographer, and poet. Her award-winning work has appeared in many literary journals and anthologies and she is the author of numerous poetry collections, including Falling Asleep at the Circus, and The Devil Orders a  Latte, forthcoming from Fernwood Press. Katrin leaves in the Madison, Wisconsin area, with quite a few chickens. Learn more about her at




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Shoshauna Shy:
I want to see that bomber jacket, Katrin!
Posted 04/02/2015 08:52 PM
Loved the 'shock value of green'~ so original, so true! Sweet poem.
Posted 04/02/2015 12:20 PM
i love this poem, katrin.
Posted 04/02/2015 09:21 AM
so tender and so brief, that this...
Posted 04/02/2015 07:40 AM
Very fun. the end of winter and beginning of green.
Posted 04/01/2015 11:35 PM

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