Their blades hum in the enormous
air. What became of the titanium hip
my father once strode the world with?
Metal implants are melted down
and refashioned into almost
anything; why not this turbine
I’m driving past, its one eye pinned to me
as it works and works the empty spaces.
Ann Hudson is the author of The Armillary Sphere, and Glow, a chapbook on radium from Next Page Press. Her poems have appeared in Orion, Crab Orchard Review, Colorado Review, North American Review, and elsewhere. A senior editor for RHINO, Ann teaches at a Montessori school in Evanston, Illinois.