Tuesday, June 09, 2015

Tuesday poem #114 : Lily Brown : SALTON SEA

Sea grass spears dim wind,
green velocity’s serrated fin.

About the sated sea.
About the bone-glass beach.
We want a fish’s soft
bones of belief,

bright white smells
I open eyes wide to believe
anything is glass—white striped black,
the chemical breeze.

Here’s a phantasm in tropic paint:
an egret wheeling
into god’s metal wing.

Lily Brown is from Massachusetts and lives in San Francisco. She is the author of Rust or Go Missing (Cleveland State University Poetry Center) and several chapbooks, including The Haptic Cold (Ugly Duckling Presse).

the Tuesday poem is curated by rob mclennan

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