Klara du Plessis

Play Date

When horses marry maidens
their offspring aren’t centaurs rather
some are horses and some are boys.
Since horses are gendered as men
fillies also can’t be little girls and
boys will be boys or horses or whatever,
but usually full-grown women
are women instead of horses.
The really good part about this is that
the entire family can ride around on
the father’s back, the father being a horse

Klara du Plessis is a poet and critic residing in Montreal. Her chapbook, Wax Lyrical—shortlisted for the bpNichol Chapbook Award—was released from Anstruther Press, 2015; a debut collection, Ekke, is forthcoming from Palimpsest Press, 2018. Poems have recently appeared in Canthius, CV2, LRC, PRISM, Minola Review, among others. She curates the Resonance Reading Series. @ToMakePoesis