Fork By Charles Simic

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    [fieldset=Fork by Charles Simic (b. 1938)]This strange thing must have crept
    Right out of hell.
    It resembles a bird’s foot
    Worn around the cannibal’s neck.

    As you hold it in your hand,
    As you stab with it into a piece of meat,
    It is possible to imagine the rest of the bird:
    Its head which like your fist
    Is large, bald, beakless, and blind.[/fieldset]

    Charles Simic, “Fork” from Charles Simic: Selected Early Poems. Copyright © 1999 by Charles Simic. Reprinted with the permission of George Braziller, Inc.

    Source: Charles Simic: Selected Early Poems (George Braziller Inc., 1999)
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