Three Poems by Mary Lou Buschi (Poetry ’04)

Poetry alumn Mary Lou Buschi was recently featured in The Mid-Atlantic Review. Read an excerpt from “Oldest Living Things” and find a link to the full text of all three pieces below:

Oldest Living Things

Spring again, dizzy with babies.

Grisly groundhogs crawl from the shed.

Frenzied Chipmunks traverse the drive.

Cardinals dip and swirl over the doe

hiding in the pachysandras. What my eyes

can’t make out, the new rock my husband

moved near the shed. I walk out to get a closer look.

Not a rock but a prehistoric thing,

giant dusty claw outstretched, a shocking

tail coming to a sudden point.