Poem About Your Laugh by Susan Glickman
"When you laugh it is all the unsynchronized clocks / in the watchmaker's shop / striking their dissident hours"
untitled by Rachel McKibbens
"Last Love, I am all that is left. Forgive me. / I did not see you coming. Forgive me. // Last Love, every day without you was a life / I crawled out of. Amen."
The Attic and Its Nails by Naomi Shihab Nye
"It’s hard up there. You dig in a box for whatever the moment requires: sweater, wreath, the other half of the walky-talky, and find twelve things you forgot about
What We Agreed to Call “Snow” in Yorùbá by I.S. Jones
"Snow is a landscape of loneliness. // It returns to Earth if only to be touched a little longer."
The Cats Will Know by Cesare Pavese
"You too will make gestures. / You’ll answer with words— / face of springtime, / you too will make gestures."
Wrong Turn by Luci Shaw
"I took a wrong turn the other day. / A mistake, but it led me to the shop where I found / the very thing I'd been searching for."
Aubade by Yanyi
"I woke up with so much love for you / It doesn’t matter where I am"
All Woods Must Fail by J.R.R. Tolkien
"For though dark they stand, / all woods there be must end at last"
Once by Eavan Boland
"I do not want us to be immortal or unlucky. / To listen for our own death in the distance."
The Light Continues by Linda Gregg
"When the sun / is gone, the light continues / high up in the sky for a while. / When I return, the moon is there. / Like a changing of the guard."