9 July 2008 | Vol. 8, No. 2

Imaginary Greenhouse

Dear Jalapeno,

Dear Vagrant,

The trees are making

fools of themselves.

I'm making faces

at the greedy river.

The sky spits

at us in our tiny

white hats.

Dear Lawn,

Dear Miniature,

Dear Shuffle—

At least the dark

don't hide it.

Isn't that right,

Dear County Line?

We rub a place

in the canvas

and sit in it.

Dear Hands,

Such a beautiful

machine. It gleams.

About the author:

Emily Kendal Frey is the author of Airport (Blue Hour, 2009), The New Planet (Mindmade Books, 2010), and Frances (Poor Claudia, 2010). She lives in Portland Oregon.

For further reading:

See the complete list of work by Emily Kendal Frey at 42opus. Browse the contents of 42opus Vol. 8, No. 2, where "Imaginary Greenhouse" ran on July 9, 2008. List other work with these same labels: poetry.

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