This poem is part of CavanKerry’s series for National Poetry Month. Every day in April, we post a poem from our community of writers.
Palm trees blowing, feathers
evening’s husk, palm
of after. my sister, my sister, my
birds, pockets of air.
breeze sloping cotton. birds sloping calm. breeze alone percussive. alone more cotton. clouds lawn the luminous noon. field shadow.
a tittering, quite pretty
outside, rushing interior. luminous green cover, percussive. it’s the rushing feels beautiful
luminous distance, green time like clouds of solitude, the well interior. the air. calm. percussive. birds that’s air.,
clouds, being of the past, tittering
Both poems were previously published in 32 Poems
Shira Dentz is the author of three full-length books, black seeds on a white dish (Shearsman), door of thin skins (CavanKerry), and how do i net thee (forthcoming) and two chapbooks, Leaf Weather (Shearsman), and Flounders (Essay Press, released this month).