And the Baby Gods Sprout Like Milkweed... / Fae Dremock

$ 7.00


dancing girl press, 2014

 Fae Dremock, a native Texan, holds an MA in Fiction from Johns Hopkins and is currently a doctoral student in Literature and Creative Writing at the Center for Writers. She taught for two years at the American University in Cairo, Egypt. In the fall, she will be an Assistant Professor, Dept. of Environmental Studies and Sciences, Ithaca College. She recently received an AWP Intro Award in Fiction.

Follow the white rabbit

decode the spider web
ride a red maple leaf down river
past all the dandelions of childhood

swallow the Easter duck
pluck the eyes out of the dog
swing the cat by its tail against the trunk of an tree

stab the four-year-old girl in her bed
watch as the man shoots his head off in a paneled van
screw your five-year-old brother
in the backyard hedges

the house
has no breakfast nook, no mud room
the house
has grease-coated counters
a world book encyclopedia
an aqua couch, where the woman
sits quietly
a brown vinyl chair where the man
who hid his small torn books on the top shelf in the bathroom
watched tv
and in a room off the side, a small twin bed, under which the child sleeps

and the dandelions bloom