The Existing Lover in Everyday Life
I will appreciate disconnected bits of form:
Leaves closing prayerfully,
a duck wading.
A swarm of birds revising its character,
like a flame.
The back of our daily parts
is raw hide.
I don't like public spaces.
Colors squirrel into the glass,
the shape of.
Everyone lined up
to get a seat on the mammoth bird.
People flew on its wings,
which were orange crushed-velvet.
They folded, unfolded, and refolded.
Shira Dentz is a poet and fiction writer living in Brooklyn, New York.
Her poetry has appeared and is forthcoming in numerous journals &
anthologies including: 13th Moon, Salt Hill Journal, Phoebe, Cimarron Review, The
Evergreen Chronicles, Barrow Street, and Escaping the Yellow Wallpaper.
She has had a story selected as a semi-finalist in the Nelson Algren
competition, and as a finalist for the Heekin Foundation's fiction
fellowship. In '98 & '99 she was a semi-finalist in the The