Four Way Books
Cathedral of Wish
by Cammy Thomas

ISBN: 1-884800-63-7
paper, 52 pages, $14.95

his black days he fed us pheasant
shot in fields behind the house
mudroom shotgun oiled black
slick bolt pulled back

hung the birds
in the garage to season
trembled as he plucked
their blue-green plumes

oh it tasted tender
that darkest meat
squawk and talon
sometimes we spat a pellet or two