Poem of the Week: September 28th, 2015

Weston Cutter is from Minnesota and is the author of Enough, All Black Everything, and You’d Be a Stranger, Too. His poem, “New Fit,” appears in Volume 4, Issue 1 of burntdistrict.

By Weston Cutter

Even weeds know better than
to let go. Some dull bird

sits in the branches of the dead
red oak, dumb roots

still cupping dirt as it sits like
a cherry

on top of the stack
of dismantled branches we add to

after storms. Even the bird knows
better than

to trill. Even singing knows to
break to make

way for facts.


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