Jody Azzouni


Loss of Perspective

Originally published in Peninsula Review, Winter/Spring, 1999
Added 7/24/2021
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Loss of Perspective

Poem | Jody's Notes


Something new:

landscape crushed flat

against the cave wall.

My cousin,

strutting like a little God,

his hands wet with colors,

has slapped the sun

against the stone.

Something new:

the flattened sun watches over

flat bison, a mastodon, flattened goats,

some grass.

We’re impressed,

until it rains,

and we have to kill him.