Sunflowers by Jenny George
"Having died / all the way back to the root, I grow again / into a version of the thing I love"
In Winter by Michael Ryan
"are you smiling / at an idea met in a book / the way you smiled with your whole body / the first night we talked?"
forgive me for the parts of you i’m yet to kiss by Ifeanyi Ogbo
"i used to think there was only one part of / the body meant for kisses, / but on your body I discovered a thousand places."
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"
There Comes the Strangest Moment by Kate Light
"Your heart’s in retrograde. You simply have no choice. / Things people told you turn out to be true."
I’ll Write the Girl by Jan Beatty
"& knows her life will always / be this biting open one thing / to leave another
Eros by Louise Glück
"I wanted only this: / the room, the chair, the sound of the rain falling, / hour after hour, in the warmth of the spring night."