The beetle

The beetle

dragging my ass
low along tarmac
like the body
of an overfed
beetle. the van
slews about, legs
on ice behind me,
all weight,
all hollow
weight.

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DS Maolalai has been nominated four times for Best of the Net and three times for the Pushcart Prize. His poetry has been released in two collections, Love is Breaking Plates in the Garden (Encircle Press, 2016) and Sad Havoc Among the Birds (Turas Press, 2019).

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