Poem of the Day Series, Reading

Poem of the Day: Daneen Wardrop

 

AFTERNOON 3

 

After the storm, my daughter runs
                                                            from deck to wading pool and back, many times,
                                                                                        investigates a dragonfly,

runs an agreement with gravity—
to keep it happy
                                                            that it can have a say—

At what rip in the gravity do we enter?

There are no places yet where her body resists itself
                                                                                  and that is a truth—

and the netted bow of dragonfly wings

and the shaled light on water-surface

and the lilac bush a thousand years from the deck—

 

—previously appeared in AGNI

 

 

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