Two Poems: Kenneth Pobo

In Poetry on October 27, 2011 at 2:41 am

Dindi Reading Life On The Mississippi

I wouldn’t have been allowed
to pilot a steam ship, just be

petticoats at the dock,
pitting cherries and sewing. Life

often is a river,
but I prefer lakes freezing

and thawing. It’s water
either way. And

it usually outlasts us.


Climate Change

We shook the Earth
like a can of paint—
then funneled the color
into our throats.


Kenneth Pobo‘s work has appeared or is forthcoming in Eclectica, Colorado Review, Atlanta Review and many other journals. His chapbook, Ice and Gaywings, won the Qarrsiluini Poetry Chapbook Contest – 2011, due for release this week.

  1. Love them both. The important/wise use of “usually” makes “Dindi” work. Why? See “Climate Change!”

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