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THE RABBIT by Sarah Huener

Last night I dreamed you gave me a rabbit. It is time, you said, then extended your hands, the rabbit unfolding slowly from your chest, trembling. The rabbit was white with dark eyes, which I have never seen in waking life, and lighter than rabbits I have held before.

Last night I dreamed you gave me a rabbit.
It is time, you said, then extended your hands,
the rabbit unfolding slowly from your chest,
trembling. The rabbit was white with dark eyes,
which I have never seen in waking life,
and lighter than rabbits I have held before.
One of its ears slipped between the buttons
of my shirt and touched my stomach. I tried to think
of what the soft ear felt like on my stomach,
but as I did you disappeared. The rabbit
became an enormous white dandelion.
I breathed on the dandelion and feather-seeds
scattered above my head before becoming
teeth that fell to the ground in sharp rain.

 

 

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About Sarah Huener

Sarah Huener
Sarah Huener is a poet and musician from North Carolina. She studied poetry at UNC Chapel Hill as an undergraduate, and recently received her MFA in Creative Writing from Boston University. This fall Sarah traveled in Croatia and Israel as a Robert Pinsky Global Fellow. She is working on her first book.