Lorraine Capparell © 2007 All Rights Reserved
Baby Heads and Rose Petals
What to make of things. One knew.
Another kept a “reducing glass” to see as if from a distance.
No matter the angle, she liked the vertical rhythm.
Then there are words:
“forthrightly” and “a romance of commonsense.”
She had a fondness for end-of-life-paintings,
canning jars, assembly.
But she preferred the deeper energies.
Perpetually, to recede.
She would have liked to share her silence.
Kelly Moffett teaches writing at Kentucky Wesleyan College. Her work has appeared in the Laurel Review, Hubbub, Phoebe, and New Writing, among others. Her book, Waiting for a Warm Body to Fill It, will be released April 2008 through Cinnamon Press.
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