Encipher / Andrew Zawacki (published in With + Stand)





A flag     in the front yard, fence
at the back,            a graphite-
lacquered cat that            keeps
appearing on the        devilgravel
path:          this is our neighbor
-hood aria          our community's
April aporia,             a mailbox
bent at a bend         in the road,
its little red        pennant still
up, up,              & oak branches
chafing                the shingles
to jangle,         coffee gone cold
in a Styrofoam                 cup,
as the pixels           divide like
pack ice--one       part threshing,
two parts              thrall--gray 
& greenish pink &         flashing:
global capital             's local
                             cater-
                               waul

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