Two Poems
Kimberly Ruth

Eviction Notice

Father was found in the toilet bowl.

There could be worse things
than leaving.


young boys impersonate
political figures on the hoods of cars

stopped in traffic

for a heavy load blinking
and a house on wheels.

I once watched a fish drown (and it was my fault)

I need air

I sewed up a hole
in an animal full of sand, once

it was a fish.