Lupine-Like Scall (Porrigo lupinosa)


Insidiously cutaneous the avalanching alpha-pitch.
Throaty exfoliating whips the dead of winter
a wide predatory incrustation—scalp, countenance,
torso, and gut. A middle of everywhere nowhere.

Phew! Scent the whiff of cat whiz. Piss flowers.
Scabby and undomesticated. Wild Pea. Wild Bean.
Seed-dispersed, the seat of eruption wolfed
skewbald and bereft, alopecic, mongrel’d.

This appeared in the March 2016 issue.

Sylvia Legris won a 2006 Griffin Poetry Prize.

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