DE | Delaware



only five appearances
on the ghostly perimeters

old nightmares harvest
stillness that dances alone

women’s voices sound love
within wide mother-countries

silken earthworms find hearts
yet how we still talk — and sing!

forage words, shorten stories —
embrace apocalyptic solarwinds

. . . . .

Poet: Susan Powers Bourne
Sources: Titles of works by Delaware women poets
Susan Sharp Adams, Julianna Baggott, JoAnn Balingit,
Wendy Battin, and Linda Bierds
Process: Pick, mix, and add cento