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Janus Calf

Born in an Illinois barn,

that two-headed calf

 

became a coin Frank flipped

through World War Two,

 

judging heaven from 

a foxhole. “God loves evil…

 

goodness too,” he testifies 

while pouring beer, half

 

of him still watching

one head blink a minute 

 

longer than its brother,

teaching me his zebra

 

God of Eden / Auschwitz,

how He sacrifices to Himself.

 

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Michael Kriesel is the winner of North American Review’s 2015 James Hearst Poetry Prize and past president of the Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets. He served on the Wisconsin Poet Laureate Commission 2006-2008 and was the Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets Conference Coordinator 2006-2012.

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