Coyote Mercury

words, birds and whatever else by James Brush

Nature Poem

My students freeze—
how out of place

that slope-intercept
equation on the whiteboard

in this literature class.
Scrawled in blue, graphed

and correctly worked.
It’s poetry, I tell them.


  1. Poetry can be more than just words jumbled together, I think. You *cough, cough* illustrated this nicely.

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