Scene4-International Magazine of Arts and Culture


 Kathi Wolfe

To dream of baboons and periwinkles...None of them are
strange...Disillusionment of Ten O’Clock...Wallace Stevens


The night you haunt my house

I dream of baboons and periwinkles.


The periwinkles play blue guitars,

the baboons stomp on the green


moss at the feet of your ghost.

You wear your white flannel


nightgown. “Nothing is strange,”

you say, “I don’t want to be too


flashy – to knock your peacock

feathered socks off.  There’s no


need for passion fruit peignoirs

where I live now. Nothing is strange.


Tigers are always caught.  The weather

is always red.  Come dance with me.”

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Kathi Wolfe is a poet and writer. Her collection,
The Uppity Blind Girl Poems (BrickHouse Books, 2015) won the
Stonewall Chapbook Competition. Her book Love and Kumquats: New and Selected Poems will be published this Fall.
For more of her poetry and articles, check the Archives.

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