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Erica Olsen – 2 Poems

Erica Olsen
2 Poems
Selected Observations

Strength self-moving.
Nature is the work.

We saw eleven bears—
economy—creation—

a quarter of a mile
along the beach.

Surprised—the hunter
steps obliquely—undercover—

to feast under cover of
a sort of dialect.



Wild Plums II

             torch-light
on the hills
full war   galloping

such conditions   frankly
naturally   vividly
distinctly as   instinctively

first shot   thank you
flat   on the ground
into   the sand
dig   make a hole

after   dark
nothing to   eat
except   wild plums
in my saddle-bags

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