Davis, Brian

United States, (contemporary)

Fear and Desire

  1. A pig is poised at the edge of a rushing river
  2. on an island in the center is a luscious peach
  3. ripened by the pig’s desire
  4. The pig can think of nothing but the peach
  5. if he enters, he may never reach it
  6. or, having it, may never reach the shore again
  7. entering, he may lose his life
  8. not entering, he surrenders his self
  9. a fly curls by the pigs ear
  10. a pig is poised at the edge of a rushing river.

© Brian Davis
from: Sol Magazine. October, 2000.

About the Poet

Brian Davis, contemporary US poet. [DES-6/03]

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