W e n d y  T a y l o r  C a r l i s l e

Beginning with a line from Desnos

many times upon a time
or at least more than one time
at a zinc bar in a little café
if it could have been a bit different, she said
by which she meant a bit better
for her


If one of us gets shot,
we’re all coming back
to swear out a warrant
for the survivors.