Four Way Books
The Little Book of Guesses
by John Gallaher

Winner of the
2005 Levis Poetry Prize
selected by Henri Cole

ISBN: 978-1-884800-77-1
paper, 64 pages, $14.95

In the city of the made-up city,
you can watch them meet.

Desire in the backyard.
Desire down the lane. Wallowing.

You can press
your enormous eye
to their window, and see them
taking it up,

becoming little red birds.

And you can demand they hear you,
there at the light switch,

a fist the size of the opera house.
I’m small. I fall soft,
they could say.

I’m lovely. I know you.