The Dainty Ninjas by Peter Davis


They are more beautiful and
predictable than the massive
ninjas, who are not predictable
or beautiful, but like wisps
of horse hair, you find them
in your imagination, stirred
in a past silent sauce.
My advice isn’t very helpful
but I’d advise you to get
help somewhere. The dainty
ninjas, like boarded up ghosts,
hop on one foot, trying
to see the thunderstorm.
These ninjas aren’t powerful
but they are merciful, like
a god that no religion has
discovered yet.


PETER DAVIS’ books of poetry are Hitler’s Mustache, Poetry! Poetry! Poetry!, and TINA. More info at