Men are pigs, and vice versa --
The poor remain poor.
Honeybees unnerve them
Push the bachelors’ buttons
Their twinned destinies
Poets meet monthly
read through the long winter nightroosters proud at dawn
Ten blind worms wriggle
Making and unmaking soilThe gardener's fingers
Andrew Periale is a poet, playwright, puppeteer and polyglot. He is the founding editor of Puppetry International magazine and the former poet laureate of Rochester, NH. A member of City Hall Poets, his poetry appears in Omphalos, Yellow Medicine Review, Chimaera, Red Fez, Burnt Bridge, Light Quarterly, and others, and in anthologies The Other Side of Sorrow and the 2008 and 2010 Poets’ Guide to New Hampshire. A new collection of his poems will come out in spring 2013 from Oyster River Press. He is the director of the Emmy-nominated Perry Alley Theatre and lives in the woods with a slender wife and two fat cats.