This poem is taken from Stand 219, 16(3) August - September 2018.

Richard Aronowitz Three Poems
In the Taxidermist’s Shop

Every animal, so I’m told, has enough brains to tan its own hide

                                                                             ‒ Clare Dunn

Pale ghost, you are a palimpsest of yourself,
an Arctic fox doomed to two-dimensionality by death
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