Category Archives: Sean Karns

From a Tree Limb

From a Tree Limb By Sean Karns Outside my house, a gutted buck dangles from a tree limb.  Two men pull the buck’s hide like tugging on a bell rope in a tower. Their children swing on the swing set. … Continue reading

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Fish Performance

Fish Performance By Sean Karns . Fish Performance                         After Viewing a Lida Aboul photograph   You place the fishbowl in the freezer.  You sit on the couch and knit gloves, though it does not take long for the goldfish … Continue reading

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SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: SEAN KARNS

CUTTING DOWN THE PROPERTY LINE By Sean Karns 1. Tire Swing He hacks at the thicket, grabs hold of the blackberry canes, bloodies his hands; blackens them with juices. He looks at his hands, sees labor: a future in tearing … Continue reading

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“Outside the Bedroom” by Sean Karns

Outside the Bedroom 1. You slouch in the car seat and mumble ich will nicht ausserhalb vom Schlafzimmer. I believe it’s about the long red light blocks from your husband’s home. There is a pressure outside the bedroom as potential … Continue reading

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“My Father’s Potato Death” by Sean Karns

MY FATHER’S POTATO DEATH by Sean Karns The Irish weather demands a black umbrella, but I prefer green over black. I see green in ways the morning light comes up over the green tree divide that separates the city from … Continue reading

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