William Cullen, Jr.

I Could Have Used Queequeg

I put one foot forward
in front of the other
heel to toe and count
the paces off
to indicate
the size of the plot
I’d like to buy.

The author’s poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in *82Review, Canary, Farming Magazine, New Verse News, The Drought Anthology, and Written River: A Journal of Eco-Poetics.