poem index

Structure — Masolino's Eve — The Female Snake

'Annah Sobelman
: ~ a springy fire set inside pear prickles the vocative , a now bubble now that's a thing

your nervous system might have been one of the paths on the Tree on earth , oddly like as
night where she was musing , under sap , blazed in here , hushed in under cover of , ,
: ~ a springy fire sets arm in arm on the athlete sea of interpretation bushes

where the moon was waxing under sap , here we make up the arbornauts
travelling around the islands
and the forests-of-summers amateurs we called ourselves

~ a forno with which to scratch her nickname , soften a groove
into a belt trout pan , her initials into how a highway feels ; ~

: ~ taking space out hanging it up along the clotheslines in that hour of the trees

: ~ the Brancacci chapel winds might have been one of the paths of the tree
Blazed in here , hushed in here under cover of painting : ~

The springy fire set by one long experience on earth , ,

On earth , through that roar gap makes through trees ' velvet amateurs

: ~ no longer ashamed to be a tree-like belly the I is laid upon , as if emblazoned
in vowels it must be the poise of the Linden leaves he is swimming with

: ~ it might have been a structural tense upbraiding in and out of
her saying what is the plural of one
that on their lapping undersides snake eggs lay their little heads ——

Copyright © 2012 by 'Annah Sobelman. Reprinted from In the Bee Latitudes with the permission of University of California.

'Annah Sobelman