Your credit's good, it isolates
the wheat, is strong enough
to push it toward the attachment blade
reciprocating to clear
to only five; halve them
where they stand again, halve them and
halve him, but an inkling
to the window, see for
yourself: Are you not in the house?
Are you not in bed hearing
shocks together with one
self-same stalk containing hundreds?
I rise, my guarantee.
now and then a rattlesnake shimmies
into the shock and rises with me.
About Iowa Writes
Since 2006, Iowa Writes has featured the work of Iowa-identified writers (whether they have Iowa roots or live here now) and work published by Iowa journals and publishers on The Daily Palette. Iowa Writes features poetry, fiction, or nonfiction twice a week on the Palette.
In November of 2008, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) designated Iowa City, Iowa, the world's third City of Literature, making the community part of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network.
Iowa City has joined Edinburgh, Scotland and Melbourne, Australia as UNESCO Cities of Literature.
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Robyn Schiff is the author of Worth (Iowa, 2002). She is an associate professor at The University of Iowa, where she is the director of the undergraduate creative writing program. She also co-edits Canarium Books.
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