Farren Stanley and Jessalyn Wakefield
Rabbit in a Recession
It is for the lilies. It is stalked and purple as a promise of its recidivism
The rest is a cavity flushed.
It is a harried sleep. It is a carcass nourishing a splendid, tined tree
The rest is a figseed, is a tiny ovum.
It is devoured. The warren receives a collection notice
The rest is the threat at the edges of stillness.
It is a rabbit’s face in the crevice of a desert rock, the red of extreme unction
The rest is whalebone stays, or the promise of harps
before harps were invented.
It is a warrenspace, recontextualized to favor the immediate over the absolute.
The rest is reticulated fluid.
Farren Stanley’s place-of-origin is Santa Fe, NM, but her heart followed her body to Tuscaloosa, AL. She lives under a magnolia tree with two dogs, two goldfish and seven orchids. She and Jessalyn have been playing together for ten years. You can find her work in Handsome, elimae, RealPoetik, Caketrain, H_NGM_N and at Greying Ghost Press.
Jessalyn Wakefield is a practitioner of typography, writing, and other theories of correspondence. You can find her work at amihuman.net.