For the 6th Anniversary Give Candy or Iron

Mark Yakich

My mansion, my rent
My V made for me
To saddle

His unicycle
Through war-ridden
Periods &

My tit, my prison
For insects, words
The enormous

Love he
Those life-saving bagels

From the bridge
Of his heart
Into the river

Of his liver.

Mark Yakich's

. . . first collection of poems, Unrelated Individuals Forming a Group Waiting to Cross, was a winner of the 2003 National Poetry Series and was published by Penguin in June 2004. For more, visit: