Poem of the Week: February 17th, 2014

Nancy Devine provides our poem of the week, “Waking,” which was published in burntdistrict volume 1, issue 1. She teaches high school English in Grand Forks, North Dakota where she lives. She also co-directs the Red River Valley Writing Project, a local site of the National Writing Project.

WAKING
By Nancy Devine

My head a nest of clouds stirred
by a wooden spoon. No coffee.
Quitting—like how the French leave a building:
door slammed on morning’s first mouth.

Sometimes I want to rub everything
on my teeth: the fish, the marvels…the moon.

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