From my chapbook “Spinning Pins,” forthcoming:
Correspondences: pumpkin to moon to light bulb.
Bird’s breast to nest.
Just as the body of the bird both shapes and inhabits the nest, the house is human-sized.
If it is too small it may put the mind in a shell.
But if it is too large, it oddly replaces the body, because while its half-acre rooms and aggressive facade might inflate its occupant’s standing, they also render his body a pathetic miniature when set against their proportions.
A horse enters a stone barn through the man-door. Wild turkeys, half a dozen, heave themselves into the tops of tall trees.