Rodger LeGrand is a Pushcart nominated poet and the author of several collections of poetry, including Studies for a Self-Portrait (Big Table 2019) and Two Thirds Water (Flutter Press 2018). His poems have appeared in many literary journals, including Evening Street Review, The Cortland Review, and the Boston Literary Magazine. He has taught writing at MIT and the University of Pennsylvania. Currently, he designs humanitarian education courses for the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative at Harvard University. You can reach him at www.rodgerlegrand.com.
You can all fuck off,
said the trees
to thee peoples.
Yes, fuck off, indeed,
the coral said
The Stone Age in this age, the Flint, Michigan age.
Stone tools, cutting tools, edged blades
for removing flesh from a carcass. Smacked
against steel, spark, excite, to ignite
the old factories long smothered with vines,