Monday, April 1, 2019

Cave Painting, a poem by Terry Ofner


Cave Painting
by Terry Ofner
The man-shape on the wall
is red. The man is earthen red,
like the dust all around.

The man points an arrow upwind
where the bison range. They graze
the stony hill one wall over.

The bison are brown—
earthen brown,
like the dust all around.

The brown pigment
is hungry
for the wall.

The red pigment
is hungry
for the kill.

Desire everywhere.


Bio: Terry Ofner has published poetry in World Order, 100 Words, Right Hand Pointing, Ghazal Page, Flying Island, San Pedro River Review, and forthcoming in I70 Review. He is an editor for an educational publishing company headquartered in Iowa, where he grew up—not far from the Mississippi River.


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