A Song of Corn

Michael Henson


Yellow teeth

green mouths

banner of the crows

wrappings of the Shawnee dead

shroud of the Adena

grave dancers

What secret do you rattle

row upon row

one stalk

to the next?



Michael Henson has published a novel, a book of stories, and a poetry chapbook. His most recent work is Crow Call (West End Press, 2006), an extended elegy for a murdered friend, the homeless activist Buddy Gray. Henson lives in Cincinnati.