Shannon Tharp


The consequence
     of singing
          is reason, thus

we arrive at
     what we call

this making use of
     the shadows
          in us, these

small waves
     of pain passed from
          you to me to you.

Shannon Tharp is the author of The Cost of Walking (Skysill Press, 2011) and Vertigo in Spring (The Cultural Society, 2013). Her writing has recently appeared or is forthcoming in Hidden City Quarterly, Typo, Verse, and The Volta. She lives in Laramie, where she is a librarian at the University of Wyoming.

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