Grace Schulman – The Rooted Bed
When the medics lifted your lean body
that once loped over hot sand to the sea,
I wanted them to keep you on our bed
Saddiq Dzukogi – A Pond of Alcohol
I am tired of what my love
is doing to your body
So many stitches later
two kids, each in your belly
David Swanger – My Daughter’s Morning
My daughter’s morning streams
over me like a gang of butterflies
as I, sour-mouthed and not ready
for the accidents I expect
Lauren Camp – Original Hope
One borrows time not to be left out.
Been in the pattern of sun—secure, re-creating.
One needs one thing.