Tell Me about India

by Annette C. Boehm

fair and dirty as birds
poured out by their monsoon
& out of the stairs came
a man with four legs:
half a man short of two
or now less than a man
as he stumbled toward
to make us rent a room
we tiptoedly fled
the street of sleep
                               -ing bodies

Annette C. Boehm studies creative writing and psychology at BYU.
Her poems and short fiction have appeared in Germany, England, and
the U.S. She recently adopted an adorable kitten.