ELENA ALEXANDERs poem "How the Lurking" won The Arts Respond to 9-11 competition.
You can't hear me
whimper over thumps
on your Bible the whumpety-
whumps of a flat losing
air quickly, quickly, we're going away
where rubber meets sum down the road: fur;
lights light dead eyes. Mouse.
Turtle-deer. Some body's home-
to look almost real.
You cant hear me/whimper over thumps/on your Bible