Erica Olsen

2 Poems

Selected Observations

Strength self-moving.
Nature is the work.

We saw eleven bears—

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

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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