Fall/Winter 2016

Ken Hada


One night I built a fire
in my backyard.

I got so lonely
I went in the house,
got two ears of corn,
wrapped them in foil,
placed them in the fire

then tonged them out,
half-hot, unwrapped them
in darkness and ate
kernel by kernel
as if we were best friends,
melted butter dripping
from my mouth.

Isn’t it something
what hunger will do?


Ken Hada has published six collections of poetry, including his two latest: Persimmon Sunday (VAC, 2015) and Margaritas & Redfish (Lamar UP, 2013). He has received national awards for poetry from the Western Writers of America and the National Western Heritage Museum. Reviews and information available at www.kenhada.org




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