"i have always been the moon, an expert in orbiting. i never had enough of my own gravity. until you."
"Perhaps, / if every raised hand were / a tender call, / each roar from the sky / simply a passing spring storm, / each flash in the night / a firefly"
"The homestead that housed a hundred years of earth-workers / and caught crying babes, covered their heads / from cold country nights - it couldn't last forever."
"updown strangecharm topbottom
become carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen,
oxygen, phosphorus, sulfur."
"Today I dance with the bleached / skeleton of a great bear / She is held upright / by my own fear and darkness"
"The tree stands full of starlings, grooves around its base / where cats scratch and foul the earth, furious / the bark won’t hold them when they climb."
she is a girl made of fire, boy / you must watch out for the witch / she will burn you down
"We are rising in a wave
Drawn up by mother moon
And when it breaks, then you will know
Why they feared us in centuries before."
"Who walks in rain beneath the four great houses?