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Emily as I Prepare The Meal-Kit Pork Carnitas Bowl by Darren C. Demaree

There is an owl

that visits the dying

tree that fell

onto our backyard

shed. It arrives

as a blessing

I assume. I see it

through the kitchen

window sometimes.

I’ve set off

the smoke alarm

while I watch it

in tears from jalapeno

& the crushing idea

that this world

is a burnt place now.

There are still tools

in that shed.

I don’t want to touch

metal anymore.

I’ve offered my eyes

to that owl,

but I’m to see all

of this

& to keep feeding

the children.

Freedom requires

many witnesses.

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