I WANT TO KNOW THE CHICKEN’S NAME
I also want to ask if it knows / what a road is. If it ever actually / knows where it’s going. Or why
by Kira Stevens
and ask it about its childhood.
I also want to ask if it knows
what a road is. If it ever actually
knows where it’s going. Or why
anybody happens to go anywhere.
Sometimes a body loses its head
and gets hit by a car. At the hospital,
the family cries why?? why did you cross
the road, chicken?? why!! and I can see it
in his little chicken eyes,
he has no idea what’s going on.
Kira Stevens is a poet and visual artist originally from Delaware, and currently based in Brooklyn. She has an MFA in Creative Writing Poetry from The New School and a BS in Psychology from the University of Maryland. Her chapbook, Highly Noted and other poems was published by Lillet Press in 2021. More of her work can be found on Instagram @words4food and on Twitter @kirawritespoems.