Thomas R. Moore

by Thomas Moore

“Behold now, behemoth, which
I made as well as thee”

Job 40:15

Peering forward
backward his two

curved blades
raised, the plow-truck

driver mirror-steers
his beeping rig

up our dead-end hill
after plowing down,
salt from a Chilean

spinning from a rotor
at the back

the ear-sizzling
early morning pings
rousing Saturday sleepers

as his eyes flick
from left mirror
to right mirror

praying that curious
cats and

will not be flattened
by his lumbering

behemoth before
he reaches
Northport Avenue


Published in Cider Press Review, Volume 22, Issue 4.

Thomas R. MooreThomas R. Moore’s fourth book of poems, Red Stone Fragments, was published in 2019. His work is represented in more than thirty literary journals and has been broadcast on Writer’s Almanac and American Life in Poetry. His poem “How We Built Our House” won a Pushcart Prize and is included in the 2018 Best of the Small Presses Anthology.

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