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April is National Poetry Month, a time when we celebrate poetry and recognize how it has shaped American culture. This year, KUT is participating in National Poetry Month by sharing poems written by students in the Blank Page creative writing programs at Kealing and Fulmore Middle Schools and the Writers' Workshop at Rawson Saunders School. You can read the and listen to the poems here, and you can also listen to the poems read on KUT 90.5 FM throughout the month of April.

Into Zilch

Read by Rebecca McInroy

Think, catechists.

Watch, oracles.

The vanishing sky is suppressing you.

The pathetic lake is flooding you.

Yet you dress elaborately,

so you can contemplate time,

but you say it eroded

into zilch.

When the men slept,

their dreams became plagues -

They would astonish an intruder,

before turning

into zilch.

The raw blood

on top

was from

the sledge,

the club,

the catapult,

and then it soared beneath the suppressing sky,

before it turned

into zilch.

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