Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Stefanie Bennett- A Poem

Stefanie Bennett has published several volumes of poetry and worked with Arts Action for Peace. Her poems appear in High Coupe, Mad Swirl, Shot Glass Journal, Ink, Sweat & Tears, Dead Snakes, The Provo Canyon Review and others. Of mixed ancestry [Italian/Irish/Paugussett-Shawnee] she was born in Queensland, Australia. Stefanie’s latest poetry title (2015) “The Vanishing” was published by Walleah Press and is available from Walleah, Amazon, Fishpond Books etc.
It is only a mad bull bellowing
At the ‘city gate’. As
Consistent as Spring -
The visitation has
Doubled the tourist trade.
What to make of it... this
Mad bull? And
Why does he
The City Gate?
Perhaps it is a forewarning
Of bastardry to come – or
A lament
Of those
Now passed...
The hair stands up along
My spine. Sonorously
His hooves thump out
The rhythm:
       Yes! No!
       Yes! No!

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