Fledgling Rag

Issue 6

Issue 6 Feature Poet:

Deanna Nikado

 

Also:
Kwame Alexander           
Forestine Bynum            

Jarred Michael Ebert

Reni Fulton 

Rick Kearns

Alan McClary 

stevenallenmay

Barbara Buckman Strasko

Michele Swigart Uhrich

Fledgling Rag

The way the sun’s warmth
makes leaves shudder
a million miles away

I want that with you.

I want the translation
lengthening in a seed
when earth’s dark night
will not release it

the headless splendor
of instinct
unlike any human tarring
pushing through bark.
  
Is there any other way
to want you more

than
turn that burning color
just before
leaves fall

let loose the branch
without a flutter
land completely earth
kissing the ground
with your lips.


October 28, 2007

 

 

                       Deanna Nikado