Detours of Hunger

By Geri Rosenzweig

Let’s get drunk on the white blossoms
of faithfulness, the wild carrot fields

have joined the sisterhood of night
Death in his souped-up Corvette just

missed the fox floating quiet as a thought
across the road; you can tell by marks

on her paws, on the brush of her tail,
she was dipped at birth in the inks of desire.

Night’s rustle and tick is the universe
humming to itself in B Flat; it too loves

detours of hunger. Every white flower
in the field is true to those who find

their own way home reciting psalms
of faithfulness; lie down with me

in hollows, my hand is a wing in love
with the tremolo of your heart.


Published in Cider Press Review, Volume 10

Geri Rosenzweig was born and grew up in Ireland. Work has appeared in Nimrod, Rhino, and Poet Lore. She won the BBC Wildlife Magazine Poetry Award, the Rueben Rose Award, (Visions Israel), the Walt Whitman Poetry Society, NY Poetry Award. She has had two chapbooks published, and a collection, Under the Jasmine Moon (HMS Press, Canada).

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