Hello Mary Lou

       A cow blinks prehistorically.
       This field, I am reminded, used to be a sea of giant crocodiles or the like.
       We laid here once,
       bleated like goats with Zulu masks for faces,

       no ark in sight. A Buick.
       Such fantastic creatures.

Mark Jackley‘s new book of poems, On the Edge of a Very Small Town, is available free from the author at chineseplums[at]gmail.com. His work has appeared in Sugar House Review, Fifth Wednesday, Talking River, and other journals.