Need to see

How many times do I take my eye
glasses on and off my face, trying
to see with two what the eagle sees
with half which the bee sees with thousands?

Someone bends our glass with the same twang
of a string bass, a low note signal
for another hunted whale that dies
tonight. Captains of our ship, we strain



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Trapper Markelz

Trapper Markelz


Trapper Markelz (he/him) is a poet who writes from Boston, MA. His work has appeared in numerous journals and publications. Check out