Rachel Heimowitz

Clear Water
by Rachel Heimowitz

Under haystacks, an apple orchard
nearby, under the silence of clouds
lingering overhead, before age
and knowing limited us in the cellars
of despair or desire, when a dream
was clear water we could enter,
or that entered us,
a fresh apple, its skin
saran-wrap tight and cool against
a cheek, a table at dinner covered
with a cotton cloth, a cup of milk
drunk slowly after a day soaked
in the smell of sun-drenched hay,
feeling nothing
but the curve of the earth under our backs.


Published in Cider Press Review, Volume 16, Issue 4.

Rachel HeimowitzRachel Heimowitz’s work has appeared in Spillway, Crab Orchard Review, and Prairie Schooner. Her poems were nominated for The 2013 Pushcart Prize and her first chapbook, What the Light Reveals is due out in 2014 from Tebot Bach Press. Rachel is currently pursuing her MFA at Pacific University in Oregon.

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