Sunflower Guardians

Draw your name many times stylized and embarrassed Call them catkins yer name writ there Don’t pull the wild amaranth I said The old Ford Galaxie 500 and cats can …

illustration of man in forest
Illustration by Mügluck

Draw your name many
times stylized and
embarrassed

Call them
catkins yer name
writ there

Don’t pull the wild
amaranth I said

The old
Ford Galaxie 500 and cats
can guard the house

Who is crying
next to the thicket of birds?

I won’t I said again
lick the ass again
of the tyrant again

This appeared in the September 2015 issue.

Hoa Nguyen
Hoa Nguyen (hoa-nguyen.com) is a poet based in Toronto. Her collections include As long as Trees Last, Red Juice: Poems 1998-2008, and Violet Energy Ingots.
Mügluck
Mügluck is an award-winning illustrator who lives in Montreal. Her work has appeared in the New York Times and Air France Magazine.

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