Cole Swensen

the gesta

But when they saw the woundbut when was full of houndsa pack, grounded
can trace a grain of saltback to its starthat could not be staunched

was an arrow thrown by handand though they’d never seen him before
they knew his nameand so the town was saved. Before the modern age, the ghost story

was not a genre as suchbut was something that accruednot without alarm
yet with a kind of trustshe took the wound without the arm and wore it as a past