Sunflowers by Jenny George
"Having died / all the way back to the root, I grow again / into a version of the thing I love"
Performance After the End of the World by Talin Tahajian
"I’ve never been good / at caring very much about language except / when it matters the most."
Instructions for the Journey by Pat Schneider
"It’s easy to lose this tenderly / unfolding moment. Look for it / as if it were the first green blade / after a long winter."
At a Waterfall, Reykjavik by Eileen Myles
"I still feel like / the world / is a piece / of bread
Because by Grace Schulman
"Because, in a wounded universe, the tufts / of grass still glisten, the first daffodil / shoots up through ice-melt
Eagle Poem by Joy Harjo
"Breathe in, knowing we are made of / All this, and breathe, knowing / We are truly blessed
Good Bones by Maggie Smith
"Life is short and the world / is at least half terrible, and for every kind / stranger, there is one who would break you
what they did yesterday afternoon by Warsan Shire
"later that night / i held an atlas in my lap / ran my fingers across the whole world / and whispered / where does it hurt?"
Being in This World Makes Me Feel Like a Time Traveler by Kaveh Akbar
"One day I stopped in a lobby for cocktails and hors d’oeuvres / and ever since, the life of this world has seemed still."
The Leash by Ada Limón
"But sometimes, I swear I hear it, the wound closing / like a rusted-over garage door, and I can still move / my living limbs into the world without too much / pain