In a dream, two lovers’ thighs scythe
around each others’ centers.
A scientist grafts eyes
onto the tails of blind tadpoles.
It works. The proof
is the tadpoles can now follow
rotating optical patterns. Nervous systems
Nomi Stone’s second collection of poems, Kill Class, is forthcoming from Tupelo Press in 2019. She is also the author of Stranger’s Notebook (TriQuarterly Books, 2008). Stone is the recipient of fellowships and grants from the Vermont Studio Center and the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities. She teaches anthropology at Princeton University and lives in Philadelphia.