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Tayve Neese: Prophecy of the Four-Legged

The horned things knew

the scent of blood usurping sweet hay

as the woman cracked and sang.

The hooved things stamped

the soil, bleated while she moaned,

their rhythm of foot an ease to her splitting.

There was the quiver of oxen haunch,

the slight ripple of donkey hide

when the child slid into this world 

of ovens and knives,

tethers and thorns,

their lowing lamenting

what every mother looses

to God.

From Blood to Fruit by Tayve Neese (David Robert Books, 2015). Copyright Tayve Neese.
Tayve Neese is the editor of Trio House Press and The Banyan Review.

One comment on “Tayve Neese: Prophecy of the Four-Legged

  1. Barbara Huntington
    October 20, 2021

    Wow. Love this Tayve

    Liked by 1 person

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