November Bees
Issue Three Winter 2017 Matt Dennison

There Should Be an Animal

We should have been raised

by glowing orbs of light—

floating through fog valleys,


rising, rising in the sun.

We should have been instructed

by hands that are not hands,


given a superior comfort

not found among our own.

There should be an animal above us,


large, not speaking our language,

saving our masterless inbred litter

from looking for boots to lick.



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After a rather extended and varied second childhood in New Orleans, Matt Dennison’s work has appeared in Rattle, Bayou Magazine, Redivider, Natural Bridge, The Spoon River Poetry Review and Cider Press Review, among others. He has also made videos with poetry videographers Michael Dickes, Swoon, and Marie Craven.