that is outdoor matter, a bean sprout snaking my bookshelf
she shed her clothing in the doorway to protect the home
white keds puddle smudges from who knows horrifying
obedience pointed a clear path to movement
just to have a cup of coffee in a place with other voices
we retold the image of a man his shopping cart full of daffodils
other voices overheard give this body shape and porous
ends yet cherry blossoms pop up screen after screen
in the dark of each window, the siloed experience of nature
the stun of greed running this world
I want to believe two curtains are roommates embracing
Hannah Treasure received her MFA in poetry from Brooklyn College in 2020, where she teaches as an adjunct in the English Department. She is also the poetry editor of The Shanghai Literary Review. Her poems appear in Cordella Magazine, Volume Poetry, Sonora Review, among others.
Curtain and Garden illustrations by C.B. Auder.
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