"Moonrise on the Cane River."
The moon is a surprised white face over the darkening river
Even before a pair of blue-grey wings swoops down
Between the O of its mouth and the O of a surfacing fish,
And the phone rings, and it's you in Baton Rouge
Grilling a silver catfish and staring at the moon.
Kane, Julie. Rhythm & Booze: Poems by Julie Kane. Urbana: University of Illinois Pr., 2003. <http:// www. amazon. com/ Rhythm- Booze- National- Poetry- Series/dp/ 0252071409/>.
Selected books by Julie Kane:
Body and Soul (1987)
Rhythm & Booze: Poems by Julie Kane(2003)
Winner in the 2002 National Poetry Series
Finalist for the 2005 Poet's Prize
Jazz Funeral (2009)
Winner of the 2009 Donald Justice Poetry Prize