“After the Removal of 30 Types of Plants and Animals From The Junior Dictionary” by Rose McLarney (poetry, ’10)

A poem by Rose McLarney (poetry, ’10) appears in Kenyon Review:

 

AFTER THE REMOVAL OF 30 TYPES OF PLANTS AND ANIMALS FROM THE JUNIOR DICTIONARY

Almond no more. Blackberry blanked out. Cheetah cast off.
But if no acorn, because the young will use language for nature less,

by that logic, no arousal, brief surge of blood that cannot continue
but lets lives be conceived. If no bluebell because flowers are fleeting,

 

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