M Is for Mouse

Jennifer Habel

Winter 2017

In a dark drawer he shreds the bristles
of a basting brush,
gleaning oil from the boar’s hair,
then rears, snout stained
by the bouillon cube he despoiled…

Jennifer Habel is the author of Good Reason, winner of the Stevens Poetry Manuscript Competition. Her poems have appeared in the Believer, Gulf Coast, the Massachusetts Review, the Southeast Review, and elsewhere.

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