Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, APOSTASY, by TIMOTHY LIU

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APOSTASY, by             Poet's Biography
First Line: We open our mouths and the seasons
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men

We open our mouths and the seasons
change, screech owls lifting mice
into the sky those starless hours
when schools of fish are darting
under windows made of ice. Oh Christ
in the chords of an old harmonica
held up to a child's mouth, a solemn
hymn whose words we dare not sing.

Used with the permission of Copper Canyon Press, P.O. Box 271, Port Townsend, WA
98368-0271, www.cc.press.org

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