For that free Grace bringing us past great risks
& thro’ great griefs surviving to this feast
sober & still, with the children unborn and born,
among brave friends, Lord, we stand again in debt
and find ourselves in the glad position: Gratitude.
Joy Harjo – Remember
Remember the sky that you were born under,
know each of the star’s stories.
Remember the moon, know who she is.
Remember the sun’s birth at dawn, that is the
strongest point of time. Remember sundown
and the giving away to night.
Krystal Languell – An American Poem
I dreamed Eileen Myles told me I was dressing too sexy. She said all my tops
were transparent and I was distracting the men from their work.
Denise Levertov – What My House Would Be Like If It Were A Person
Lynn Melnick – Landscape with Stucco and Dandelion
20th-century libertines peer from frosted glass
because they want to learn how I triumph, so
I am going to confess this once