Jen Tynes


Some alien plants like hands grew out of my flowerpots.
I went to pick blackberries at the bottom of a deep bucket of grass,
binded or bounding my intellectual side.
A girl who lived across the fenceline in a rented house
I plumbed, looking youthful.

She cut down some of the grasses with a short knife.

(I did not "interview" her but I have been "interviewing" her friend for six months now.)
If you think I am going to rise above something by now.
I run to eat the blackberries without dinner and leave big smashes.

If I say it will one of you say it back?

We watched a covey appear from a covey.
The largest one I ever saw was dead.