12 Word Poem
Ok, You’re hooked by the title, right?
Or else seeking some deep meaning here?
As a mole after juicy worms in loamy soil?
And have you noticed now how we are way,
waaaaaay past the promised twelve words?
Ohmygod! Eve said
in the wishing well
there beside her--
her half-eaten apple
in front of
the gawking snake.
Ed Higgins' poems and short fiction have appeared in Monkeybicycle, Otoliths, Duck & Herring Co.'s Pocket Field Guide, and Pindeldyboz as well as the online journals CrossConnect, Word Riot, The Hiss Quarterly, Mannequin Envy, Blue Print Review, and Tattoo Highway, among others (including Clockwise Cat). He and his wife live on a small farm in Yamhill, OR with a menagerie of animals: including two manx barn cats, one named Velcro, the other Sister Kitty. Higgins teaches creative writing and literature at George Fox University, a Quaker heritage institution south of Portland, OR. He is also poetry editor for Dark Sky Magazine.