Tuesday 5 May 2015

1 Poem by Michelle Villanueva


at the dinner party I
was the sparrow who called
outside the window come forth
beloved of sky and dirt briefly
while the line blurred
breathing blurs the line

all along the tree
reaching forth with tree
hands held element of sky
as though the dancer
were the same

and promising
through its primeval glow
star and horseshoe
temple and temple spawn
wonder and inevitable gaze
while the squirrel

acorn love pats the earth
redeem with your palmprints
redeem from all the fibers
we are sentient tendril stretched


Michelle Villanueva is a student finishing up an MFA in Creative Writing - Poetry at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.  She is the author of one chapbook, Postscript: Lions (forthcoming 2015, Etched Press), and her work has appeared in The Tower Journal, The Red Rock Review, Foothill Poetry Journal, and other print and online publications.

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