8 December 2009 | Vol. 9, No. 4


Why do we love you? So easy:

You have many faces

And each one shines upon us.

You become the one we need

Though we cannot name this need,

And you require little in return.

Each day, we marry our fingers

To the air you displace moving

Toward us and away. Our

Smallest suck them, hoping your

Sweetness might remain. Tell us

What to carry and we’ll go.

Our tails glow white in the moon.

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For further reading:

See the complete list of work by Katrina Roberts at 42opus. Browse the contents of 42opus Vol. 9, No. 4, where "Inari" ran on December 8, 2009. List other work with these same labels: poetry.

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