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from The Blue Rock Collection

LAVA

I wake on
the futon, 
a stream
of ants shining
to the baseboard from
the cut in my palm.

 

MOON

moon

Credit


From The Blue Rock Collection (Salt Publishing, 2004). Copyright © 2004 by Forrest Gander. Used with the permission of the poet.

Author


Forrest Gander

Forrest Gander is the author of several poetry collections, including Be With (New Directions, 2018), winner of the 2019 Pulitzer Prize in Poetry. He currently serves on the Board of Chancellors of the Academy of American Poets. 

Date Published: 2019-10-28

Source URL: https://poets.org/poem/blue-rock-collection