Up Up


The elocution lessons have been a great success!

It is a matter of biting and swallowing.

Clean bites and frequent sorrows.

It’s so terrible—nothing is the god of me.

I’m a grassy pit, I’m organized


around nothing, a lark.

But together we have learned to say things

more clearly and with loads more money.

We are chomping on the sky path to freedom!

With these dainty gold men in our mouths.




Heather Christle is the author of four poetry collections, most recently Heliopause. She lives in a small village in Ohio.

“Up Up” appears in TLR Babel Fish