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This poem is taken from PN Review 219, Volume 41 Number 1, September - October 2014.

‘Dark Rabbit’ and Other Poems Betsy Rosenberg
Betsy Rosenberg

‘Dark Rabbit’ and Other Poems

Dark Rabbit
Dark rabbit of the arbors
and warrens of grammar,
I tell you in a language soft as grapes,
duly humbled by your tremor of a smile
I will spring after you now
into a world that knows me
when I speak.
Hey you,
pitifully aloof among
the geese of the gaggle,
the sporty mallards,
the pheasants,
and the varicolored hens
you would impregnate if

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