Oyster Boy Review 08  
  January 1998
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Doing W/Out

M. A. Roberts

The fat man and I watch four dogs
in the neighbor's yard try to

jump a bitch who's clearly teasing
and playing hard to get as a

murder of crows turn an already
gray and quiet sky into a scream of black

When caws are distant
the big dog gets her, while we—

the other dogs—watch and squirm
at the spectacle, clinch fists, remember