(1615) Blood in Our Headlights, Car Wrecked, the Boar Dead - Moore
- Blood in Our Headlights, Car Wrecked, the Boar Dead
Out of the darkness, men come
with knives. They work quickly,
muttering back and forth.
By the time the police arrive,
the boar is gone. The foreigners,
each one of us, stand around
the wrecked car,
everyone still alive.
the moment becomes a story,
cut open as completely as the boar had been,
all of us making use of it
in whatever ways we need
until our lives and the names
we were given never to let go of,
And even laughter and even our fears:
along with the boar and our bewilderment,
traceless now inside the unending sound
of crickets, the brown dust
soaked in blood.
- Jim Moore
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Jim Moore is the author of six collections of poetry, including Lightning at Dinner, The Freedom of History, and The Long Experience of Love. His poems have appeared in American Poetry Review, the Nation, the New Yorker, the Paris Review, the Threepenny Review, the Pushcart Prize Anthology, and in many other magazines and anthologies. Moore has received numerous awards and fellowships from the Bush Foundation, The Loft, the McKnight Foundation, and the Minnesota State Arts Board. He teaches at Hamline University in Saint Paul, Minnesota, and at The Colorado College in Colorado Springs, as well as online through the University of Minnesota Split Rock Arts Program. He is married to the photographer JoAnn Verburg. They live in Saint Paul, Minnesota and Spoleto, Italy.