After a photograph by Terry Evans

Taxidermist’s artworks, corsages,
lie in a hatbox.
Horrible beauty of talons
and shiny thorn beaks.
Loosened petal-fronds
release hues of night.
Stiff quills disassemble
and collapse into absence
as an underground seam
of darkness rises.

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Dennis Etzel Jr
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