IL | Shorebirds



dark long-legged silken kisses
–old spinners’ beatitudes

new friendships with things
— reviews without rooms

craters sized like cantaloupes
–juicy lines not for turning

clouds of least knowable things
— fill corners of pink mouths

tethered hearts sing for mercy
–subterfuge yet unrequitable

voices sound over simple effects
— sentences ripple the rain

infinite, indifferent sunflowers
–imagined divinations start

clicked, cloned surface tensions
— defy decoyed accessories

hometown scars refine moments
–inroads remain luminous

shorebirds line up along the coast
–ready, waiting for anything

. . . . .

Poet: Susan Powers Bourne
Source: Illinois Women Poets
Process: Pick and mix cento