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Sport 25: Spring 2000

In the Nature Section

page 119

In the Nature Section

Rows of butterflies
pinned in shallow glass cases.
This is the birds and bees room—
we kiss.

See, through here
half a duck disappears
into a concrete pond.

An albatross,
huge as a turkey,
surveys the scene
with her bead eye.

The skeletons
of two beaked whales
hang from the roof.

In a case in the next room
folding spectacles
and a memory pad
of thin bone.

A letter begins
Dear Mother, John and I
are looking to get away