paddocks petitioned by…(an) electric fence

I have persuaded my
Shetland pony to open
a pop-up shop to sell
its merch, swag, & albums.
It’s on the same block in New
York’s SoHo shopping grid
as those high-end boutiques
Célin & Moschino. A line

has formed down the block
& around the corner. Un-
fortunately for the pony
that line is for the Pablo
pop-up shop that Kanye
has opened just next door.

Mark Young is the editor of Otoliths, lives in a small town in North Queensland in Australia, & has been publishing poetry for more than fifty-five years. He is the author of over thirty books, primarily text poetry but also including speculative fiction, vispo, & art history. His work has been widely anthologized, & his essays & poetry translated into a number of languages. His most recent books are Bandicoot habitat & lithic typology, both from gradient books of Finland. An e-book, The Holy Sonnets unDonne, has just come out from The Red Ceilings Press, & another e-book, For the Witches of Romania, is due out from Beard of Bees.

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