Poetry from KG Newman

Photo: Mick Haupt

The Pride Acre

Bison extinction redux, assured technology
to autofeed the orange calves backfiring
but ignored:
………………..hence full-size skeleton ribcages
………………..strewn across our dream on the plains,
………………..the kids with no friends and plucking
………………..sad harmonies on dried, stretched sinew
………………..just to drown out the loud farmhouse kitchen.

The machine of decisions pushing the wind
and the tall grass apart. Uphill, between
blackberry bushes, I’m folded and
weathered dry —
………………………no map left
………………………of where a husband bled, where he did not.

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KG Newman is a sportswriter who covers the Colorado Rockies for The Denver Post. His first two collections of poems, While Dreaming of Diamonds in Wintertime and Selfish Never Get Their Own, are available on Amazon. The Arizona State University alum is on Twitter @KyleNewmanDP and more info and writing samples can be found at kgnewman.com.

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