Iris G. Press

REBECCA GONZALEZ

Rebecca Gonzalez is a Pushcart nominee and the 2008 R.E. Foundation Award winner for Outstanding Poetry. She is author of Sonata for Rain. She was born in the Bronx, New York and currently lives in York, Pennsylvania with her cat Sashimi Pearl.

Sonata for Rain

Spilling

              i belong in this glass
awaiting the gulp
caressing the cracked lips
not making my way down
the long dark tunnel at the center
i am envious of the clink of ice
the glass is half-full then
empties as the
               sleight-
                                   of-
               hand
leaves me displaced on Formica
trickling
             down
                       to
                         the
                             tiled
                                    floor
going further
this tiny stream, s  t  r  e  t  c  h  i  n  g  out
like a hand
                   reaching
                                  for the              napkin

 

 

                                                     Rebecca Gonzalez
                                                     from Sonata for Rain