Lily Brown


air collars the waist,
rattles the window down.

The body remembers
cold’s kid-ish on skin.

What’s new feels at me
walking this wide stretch

the whole wood cracks
the atmosphere.

Movement’s what’s called
the heart palpating.

Lily Brown is the author of Rust or Go Missing (Cleveland State University Poetry Center, 2011) and the chapbook The Haptic Cold (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2013). She lives in Massachusetts and teaches at Franklin Pierce University.

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