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FIVE POEMS BY LAURIE KOLP

FOUR MICROPOEMS BY THANH BUI
January 5, 2019
TWENTY EIGHT-FOUR BY SASHA PCINO
January 6, 2019


scrutiny

the real surprise was the silence,
leather grinding against her cheek
under the eye of the unforgiving moon


the quiver

how it would feel
against the back of her neck—
lying comfortably in a sunbeam
like an insect caught in amber


the conversation of sisters

stars tumbling out
of an overcrowded sky,
the spaces between them
sealed with concrete


knotting hands

an unforgiving hand,
the wind tying knots
in the long curtain of her hair

All poems come from source text: 
McGuire, Seanan. Down among the Sticks and Bones. Tom Doherty Associates, 2017. 

 

 


Laurie Kolp has found poetry published online and in journals such as The Found Poetry Review, North Dakota Quarterly, concis, Prelude, Deep Water Journal, and more. She participated in intense month-long found poetry projects THE POEMING, Pulitzer Remix, and PoMoSco. Author of the full-length collection Upon the Blue Couch and chapbook Hello, it’s Your Mother, Laurie lives in Texas with her husband and three children.