Brent Kininmont

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The Crop Duster’s Daughter

My head was too large
for words, and I needed
(he could see)
corrective lenses.
He papered my crib
with awkward bodies
flying faster than
they sound ­–
the Moth was one,
Jumbo another.
When rain on the kennels
fell on my sleep
he scrolled with me
around my walls,
listened to the din planes made
when I named them.
From below my window
I could not grasp
the clouds his pastures drank,
the hard stuff
that grounded him.

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