Wednesday, November 20, 2013

At This Very Moment… (Inspired by Elaine Equi) by Zandra Ruiz

switches in the nervous system yawn.
Their receivers wonder
when the bus is coming.

The throat rejoices, tea’d.
The tea descends soberly,
head held high.

The sky sits fat and gray on the earth.
The cloud stuff admits to a particular nature,
gathers and cries together.

A molecule of oxygen wanders lonely
through the lungs,
stops to contemplate the darkness of being.

The earth revolves lazily,
choked in atmosphere.

Author bio:

Zandra Ruiz is a recent graduate from Rutgers University, where she led a student literary magazine entitled Objet d'Art. She is the winner of the 2013 Edna Herzberg Prize for Poetry and has work forthcoming in Spires Magazine's Autumn 2013 issue.

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