“Our Favorite Turtletopper” and “Half-Orphaned at Year’s End” by Elizabeth Savage

"Our Favorite Turtletopper"

My Marianne Moore t-shirt
left halfway across the globe
               & 2/5ths south
returned today, dark gray
& folded—one more thing
I didn’t need that love
& luck gave back to me

		— for Kurtis Dennison
"Half-Orphaned at Year’s End"

Like a parade of glass
coaches filled with buttons
freed from their fastenings
          leaving an opening
but see how they roll

Elizabeth Savage is the poetry editor for Kestrel: A Journal of Literature & Art. Dancing Girl Press and Furniture Press will publish two new chapbooks in the next year, Noncallable Debenture and Kindling All Over, respectively.