Karen Kunc   © 2011 All Rights Reserved

1964


A hand cups the elbow of a body touching base and is the same as touching base. A hemline grazes the body in a base state. Everyone freezes. In the wilderness beyond a fire’s rosy circumference shapes move in an apex constellation. Time atrophies; a molar with a withered root, hemmed in by living neighbors. This is how we unfreeze: first an open space stretches between a hand and the body touching base. Tips are grazed. Life fills us. Grace moves from the den, gives chase. Base moves. Spaces change.

 

Benjamin Cartwright
Copyright © 2011  

Benjamin Cartwright’s poems and prose poems have appeared in Sentence, Prick of the Spindle, and the Stinging Fly. His fiction has appeared in Pure Francis. He is a PhD candidate in English at the University of Kansas.
 


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