We Had a Cow Named Chicken Once
I tried to fish the river, but the water was red,
cattails jerking back and forth on the grassy bank.
In the forest, too many dead geese. Too many thin
dead geese with not enough meat on them to cook.
Bird like this’ll just burn, Eve said. Eve cut out her
tongue last fall and now she helps me pluck goose feathers.
Once, there was that dream where the slaughtered cows
came back to life. Once, there was that dream where Jesus
cut his arm and I got drunk. Once, Eve ate a fish whole,
skeleton peeking out the soft pink of her belly for weeks.about the author