AFTER E.E. CUMMINGS by Lisa Cole

February 11, 2011

after e.e. cummings

the small hands of the rain
compose a love song in the key of C:
it is the same thing—again, again—
roses, the body, & other red-colored things
mmmm(my heart, your heart)

i know i cannot have you
as the moon has the sea
but perhaps I will hold you
like ghosts & wind—

an all new song

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Lisa Cole is a full time writer who holds an MFA in poetry from the University of Arizona’s Creative Writing program. Her writing has appeared in the following online and print publications: Nimble; Slow Trains; Gloom Cupboard; Sawbuck; Snow Monkey; Asphodel Madness; The Albion Review, Persona, and The Foundling Review, among others. She was the recipient of the Lois Nelson Award in Creative Nonfiction in 2005, and was also just informed by Dancing Girl Press that her chapbook, “Tinder//Heart” will be released in April of 2012.

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