A Messenger

We have taken from the head
We have thought
We have scarcely named sorrow
There is something to obey
Struck against a pole
Blood, dust
Address
In the bright sea
A monster
In the message from the lady
He is greater
In the presence of the one the two
Whatever he urges you
Stick, hard and fast—
Lunge
Suck
Linger
A messenger
Speeding toward the palace
In our hands, his pace.

Katy Lederer

Katy Lederer

Katy Lederer is the author of three collections of poems, most recently The bright red horse—and the blue— (Atelos). From 1997 to 2007 she edited Explosive Magazine, a mimeo poetry journal featuring art work and design by David Larsen and Dave Morice. From 2005 to 2014, she served as a Poetry Editor for Fence Magazine.
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Katy Lederer is the author of three collections of poems, most recently The bright red horse—and the blue— (Atelos). From 1997 to 2007 she edited Explosive Magazine, a mimeo poetry journal featuring art work and design by David Larsen and Dave Morice. From 2005 to 2014, she served as a Poetry Editor for Fence Magazine.