Clip 2

By E. Tracy Grinnell b. 1975
a rooftop has an enemy
 
an owl
 
a cone of confusion
 
 
scansion of acoustics
 
or before sound
 
a crematorium
 
 
visually unresolved
 
(before)           remains
 
 
leaves that only look
 
like the birds
 
between them
 
 
physiology limits
visual memory
 
 
ash or     bodies
in glass

E. Tracy Grinnell, “Clip 2” from Some Clear Souvenir. Copyright © 2006 by E. Tracy Grinnell. Reprinted by permission of O Books.

Source: Some Clear Souvenir (O Books, 2006)

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Poet E. Tracy Grinnell b. 1975

POET’S REGION U.S., Mid-Atlantic

Subjects Living, The Mind

Poetic Terms Free Verse

 E. Tracy Grinnell

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E. Tracy Grinnell is the author of Helen: A Fugue (Belladonna Elder Series #1, 2008), Some Clear Souvenir (O Books, 2006), and Music or Forgetting (O Books, 2001), as well as the limited edition chapbooks Mirrorly, A Window (flynpyntar press, 2009), Leukadia (Trafficker Press, 2008),  Hell and Lower Evil (Lyre Lyre Pants on Fire, 2008), Humoresque (Blood Pudding/Dusie #3, 2008) Quadriga, a collaboration with Paul Foster Johnson . . .

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SUBJECT Living, The Mind

POET’S REGION U.S., Mid-Atlantic

Poetic Terms Free Verse

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