10/1/12

Hanna Andrews & Eryn Green


from Carriers

What code weather makes—morning, mayflower, comfort
                        cantatas after trinity—written all over the water—what squall
caught up in the shawls & house shades, all the day      lilies I hand back to wings—to look out
                        any door, I’m given, I give in
                                                —the way out, way down from clouds
                                                                        a certain helplessness
                                    can’t help but bear me out—lessons learned in the ear
            namely that flying finally doesn’t care     about me—current at the edges—eddies, angels skating along—even when the surface is invisible, still good mornings then, E
            other crowds in the cards
                                   
                                    golden

                                                grey-tinged

                                                            feeling near the corner

                                    opposite of disbelief—the way the wind thresholds me

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I lay all my belief at the frames. At what holds us in, or any new door, other body. Stay hinged—what good, this open-  ness? Still caught feeling near the corners; I will give in  before giving up. This afternoon, one clouddrift—what sifts through sound; what surface will emerge as exposure?          Sheen on the branches is so vernal. Gold-thick & blue-               edged windowview, a hot glare from which to transmit west. (Today I have not spoken a single word aloud.)                             





Hanna Andrews is the co-founder/editor of Switchback Books. Her first book, Slope Move, is forthcoming from Coconut Books in November. She is the content editor at the Academy of American Poets and lives in Brooklyn.  Eryn Green is a PhD candidate at the University of Denver, where he is the 2012 Evan Frankel Fellow. His work has appeared in or is forthcoming from Jubilat, Colorado Review, and The Offending Adam. 

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