The future of vegetables


Mary Kasimor





mud yearns shapeless

and no bedtime stories

The darkness smothers us

with the empty carcasses

dancing away

dancing further away

playing with the air in advance

the man in charge

with cups of blood and healing

undecided genes stand on their heads

truths uttered

their brains rattle the sheep

the future looks at nothing

what was in the desert?

the sand is coming as parts

of parts wasting away

the apples sleep until noon

occasionally aware

they are on a journey

here we gather the future of vegetables

the outcast tells the secrets to every one

the things we are thinking

the children’s deaths we are counting

the children costumed as cartoon characters

they pretend they are goats









Mary Kasimor’s recent poetry collections are The Landfill Dancers (BlazeVox Books, 2014), Saint Pink (Moria Books, 2015), The Prometheus Collage (Locofo Press, 2017), Nature Store (Dancing Girl Press, 2017), Drink Me (BlazeVox Books, 2019) and the chapbook disrobing iris  (above/ground press, 2019). 



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