Leaving Oxford, Mississippi and other poems
Zachary C. Bush
Leaving Oxford, Mississippi
The pine trees did their best to hide me from the Mississippi moon,
but they were only toothpicks in the sky. Even the mighty oaks had
failed, so I followed the tracks out of Oxford, occasionally stopping
to chafe my face against the rusty iron, reminding myself that I had
Stepping Through a Jet-Low
Say goodbye to the unborn, and push
the Boat of the Dead to sea. Pray
as you watch it catch flame,
a small torch on the horizon.
When I Heard the Bear Coming
my arms were filled with five-percent of everything I owned. You
cursed my name into a pillow,
as I ran out the front door.
Zachary C. Bush, 23, is a writer of poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and magazine features. He lives in Georgia with his two cats: Luna and Tic-Tac. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in Chronogram Magazine, Vox Journal, Cerebral Catalyst, Word Riot, as well a dozen literary journalsóboth online and print.
Photo "Leaning Toward Growth" by Bella Dante.
Poems Copyright © 2007 Zachary C. Bush. All rights reserved.
Photo Copyright © 2007 Bella Dante. All rights reserved.