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Kimberly Alidio is the author of The Sky Forever (Writ Large/The Accomplices), which is forthcoming in 2019, and After projects the resound (Black Radish, 2016). She has received fellowships from Kundiman, VONA/Voices, and the Center for Art and Thought, among others.

"from The Sky Forever" [reenact reincarnate the earthquake]

                                                                                                      reenact reincarnate the earthquake

                                               on the long return to your bed

iamb tendril threading     fretted fingers                              strummed purr crest into soft pang

landing buzz                       stomach pit’s nervy light radius

                                                                                                      compass me

                                                                                                      snaking infinite under ink

                                                                                                      kin planar prisms of eyelids

                                                                                                      bloomed lip landscape plaid

                                                                                                      under brim look at me ancestral

                                                                                                      hollows invaded millennia

                                                                                                      dwell binding curtains closed eyes 

                                                                                                      now intimate idioms 

 

Copyright © 2018 Kimberly Alidio. This poem originally appeared in Hayden’s Ferry Review. Used with permission of the author.

 

Copyright © 2018 Kimberly Alidio. This poem originally appeared in Hayden’s Ferry Review. Used with permission of the author.

 

Kimberly Alidio

Kimberly Alidio is the author of The Sky Forever (Writ Large/The Accomplices), which is forthcoming in 2019, and After projects the resound (Black Radish, 2016).

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to say your land vanished               into thinness                              scrap under your feet

when the name                                 feels the same in the mouth   who is