At night, by marriage:
Here is how I control my heart: I string each thought one behind the next, like beads.
I wear the answers I am waiting to give. The jewelry becomes heavy as soil.
My long blink is a scream & a yes. There are things I have to say, but they do not yet know the questions they must ask. & a blink is no word; if they misunderstand—
A heart is just soil. Ask anyone. A heartbeat is a blink. A long blink is a scream. A longer blink is sleep. All night I am screaming.
|2015-02-16||Our Valley||Philip Levine|
|2015-02-15||Old Houses||Lizette Woodworth Reese|
|2015-02-14||Invitation to Love||Paul Laurence Dunbar|
|2015-02-13||Void and Compensation (Karaoke Genesis)||Michael Morse|
|2015-02-12||Plastic Cookie||Cate Marvin|
|2015-02-11||Ode to the Unbroken World, Which Is Coming||Thomas Lux|
|2015-02-10||there is no flash||Metta Sáma|
|2015-02-09||The Subject of Retreat||Yona Harvey|
|2015-02-08||Moonrise||D. H. Lawrence|
|2015-02-07||Wonder and Joy||Robinson Jeffers|