Incontinent

By Bill Yarrow

It has come to our
attention
that the word “pacifist”
contains
the word “fist,” but lest
anyone
in the audience make
anything
salient out of that,
let me,
speaking as a
representative
of the largesse,
assure
him or her that the motive
of benign
coincidence is not furtive
correspondence,
nor does the presence
of a nest
mandate the existence
of a bird.
 
 
 
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Bill Yarrow, Professor of English at Joliet Junior College and an editor at Blue Fifth Review, is the author of Against Prompts, The Vig of Love, Blasphemer, Pointed Sentences, and five chapbooks. He has been nominated eight times for a Pushcart Prize. Visit him at Bill Yarrow.