Rae Armantrout, "About"


What's the worst that could happen?

"Schools of fish are trapped  
In these pools,"
Say the anchors

Who hang
On nursing home walls

Reference is inimical,
We find out now;

Its moebius strip
Search called

To security.

Just keep moving
And it's about a snake.

About how long

Should we be able 
To recoil? Recall?

Our brothers
Were already changed

Into enormous birds
           Like those.

We're the target audience.

Both male and female
Woodstorks wade.