Clade Song 2

Performance Piece

In the atrium, dimly lit,
hosts choose sides, as painters
touch up the landscapes.

In the far corner, a few
deer, filthy with insides
different from ours,

but the same, incorporated
as we are, though wired
to nothing but minted force.

Equestrian Dream of a Flag-Pole Skater

Schlegel Rob Schlegel's The Lesser Fields was selected for the 2009 Colorado Prize for Poetry. January Machine, his second book, is due out from Four Way Books in 2014. He teaches literature and creative writing at Whitman College and is co-editor of The Catenary Press.