Clam by Mary Oliver
"Each one is a small life, but sometimes long, if its / place in the universe is not found out."
Slow Dance by the Ocean by Linda Gregg
"The world moves, my Lord, and I stay still, / yielding as it passes through."
I Am Not Ready To Die Yet by Aracelis Girmay
"I want to live longer. / I want to love you longer, say it again, / I want to love you longer / & sing that song / again."
Scurvy by Faith Shearin
"All the old / wounds were new, as if / time had undone itself, as if / each injury is permanent, / just waiting to show itself again."
The Letter by Linda Gregg
"Perhaps my happiness proves a weakness in my life. / Even my failures in poetry please me."