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Callaloo 24.4 (2001) 1210



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Cakewalk

Kevin Young


Baby, you make
me want
to burn up all
my pies
to give over
an apple to fire
or loose track
of time & send
a large pecan
smokeward, or
sink some peach
cobbler. See, to me
you are a Canada
someplace north
I have been, for years,
headed & not
known it.
If only I'd read
the moss on the tree!
instead of shaking
it for fruit--
you are a found
fallen thing--
a freedom--not this red
bloodhound ground--



Copyright © 2001 by Kevin Young.

Kevin Young is Ruth Lilly Professor of Poetry at Indiana University, Bloomington. He is the author of To Repel Ghosts (2001) and Most Way Home (1995), selected by Lucille Clifton as part of the National Poetry Series and winner of the John C. Zacharis First Book Prize from Ploughshares.

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ISSN
1080-6512
Print ISSN
0161-2492
Pages
p. 1211
Launched on MUSE
2001-11-01
Open Access
No
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