The Borrower’s Cousins by Ziggy Edwards

The Borrowers’ Cousins

They live far from giants
on carpets of land and water that stretch farther
than they see, under a moody dome.

Trees are tall, but too small to inhabit;
grain fields can be crossed
and harvested. To survive they’ve learned

to make their own buttons, breed tiny chickens.
No one has seen them, and their lives
are not so interesting.



Ziggy Edwards is the proud owner of a loft bed. Her poems and short stories have appeared in publications such as 5 AM, Confluence, Main Street Rag, Illumen, and Ship of Fools. Her chapbook, Hope’s White Shoes, was published by Pittsburgh Poetry Exchange in 2006.

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