Ross Losapio

Everything is swimming
by Ross Losapio

Undressing night sky—
chamomile petals
orbit

the mud hut
Your metal womb

All our hopes,       enough
sausage—to go with the moon

-shine

A return
to the honey
-scented galactic bosom

that nursed
this world’s peasant
heart

Weightlessness

feels nice       Our hopes
      Mother’s bra
Jam with tea

and petals—
Everything is swimming

Yuri Gagarin, 1934-1968

Published in Cider Press Review, Volume 17, Issue 2.

Ross Losapio Ross Losapio is a graduate of the MFA program at Virginia Commonwealth University, where he served as Lead Associate Editor for Blackbird. He is the recipient of the 2013 Catherine and Joan Byrne Poetry Prize. His poetry appears or is forthcoming in Copper Nickel, Hayden’s Ferry Review, the minnesota review, The Emerson Review, and elsewhere.

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