Two Poems
Andrea Kneeland


breech birth: (1 leg shadows forth, a sundial
like blood (Mother kneeling, plaintive scream,

(can Cows scream?) descension of sun, inability)
to speak, guilt) of inaction, apparent be(coming

still (birth: practicality of beauty, face, broken,
spurts (of bone, (white) tri-globe stiff as (bleach

laundered sheet) buckled legs, man)ipulation,
bruise outside) of flesh, com)pound fullness.


Why are you so upset
my dad said stop

crying at least
you don't have a baby