From the kitchen, the radio

from the kitchen, the radio

wades into wilderness

while she listens to music

and butters a hot

slice of toast. through doorways

and hallways

I half-hear some phrases;

rustling textures

like a foot

through long grass.

DS Maolalai has been nominated eight times for Best of the Net and five times for the Pushcart Prize. His poetry has been released in two collections, "Love is Breaking Plates in the Garden" (Encircle Press, 2016) and "Sad Havoc Among the Birds" (Turas Press, 2019).

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