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Nathan Kemp lives in Akron, Ohio. His recent work appears or is forthcoming in Cream City Review, H_NGM_N, & Columbia Poetry Review. He’s an associate editor for Whiskey Island & a poetry editor for Barn Owl Review.

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from “Gnomic Verse” 

Nathan Kemp

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it happens
a goat eats
up a wolf
the appetite
comes during eating
I’d like to drink honey
with your lips
trouble never comes
alone without rest
even the horse doesn’t
gallop without effort
you can’t pull a fish
out of the pond
the belly is full
the eyes are hungry
teeth are all friends
among each other
no truth in feet
feet feed the wolf

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