2 October 2007 | Vol. 7, No. 3

It had stuff in its mouth

I thought the moose had died

    in the clearing

             where I had stopped

for a tiny breath


mild mannered




   to its credit

moving its mouth

to match mine

along the overpass—

        but delinquent

    its tail

    in passing

      ,as did I,

with small fissures and breaks



          (what your body was:

          a quiet apartment

          where I had once

          stirred pasta)

moose, mouth

of moose, thing.

About the author:

Jimmy Lo lives with his cat/muse Wendell in Atlanta, GA.

For further reading:

See the complete list of work by Jimmy Lo at 42opus. Browse the contents of 42opus Vol. 7, No. 3, where "It had stuff in its mouth" ran on October 2, 2007. List other work with these same labels: poetry.

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