Learning

Frame the mess
In a tricycle grace
And teach it to kill pikes
With chalkboard teeth.

My toes soak in sawgrass tea
To prove a point to you –

I stand on one leg,
And eat the cakes of
Your leavened pothole.

Anna Keeler is a poet and fiction writer living in Winter Park, FL. She is the assistant editor for The Chaotic Review, and was the 2016 recipient of the Arden Goettling / Academy of American Poets Prize. Her work has been published or is upcoming with Poets.org, Cleaver Magazine, Vending Machine Press, The Writing Disorder, The Yellow Chair Review, Madness Muse Magazine, There Will Be Words, and more.

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