"Happy Holler"
by Rachel Jennings

suddenly____out of the blue
life happens____cause, buddy,
I tell you what____an angel, bright-
faced, at the door____the rustle
of startled doves____a black chevy
with scabbard fins____a garden gnome
on a tree limb____a cow like an ark
on wheeled hooves rolling down
the street____mute carolers
three months early____sunflowers
in a vacant lot ____your back
to the shadows____a sunny picture
post card__something, huh?

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