Note from the Editors

 

   SEEING RED 

    ENDU(RED) ADMI(RED)
    DESI(RED) WONDE(RED)
    RUMO(RED) ADO(RED)
    ENAMO(RED) INSPI(RED)
    DISCOVE(RED) SAC(RED)
    HUNGE(RED) WONDE(RED)
    EXPLO(RED) FEATU(RED)
    AUTHO(RED) SEA(RED)
    DA(RED) UNCENSO(RED)
    SOA(RED) ADVENTU(RED)

 

 

    


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Body of Knowledge


It is late
The body knows what it knows
Knows textured skin with scent of lemon rind,
knows nights, knows hands

It is night
The body remembers torn feet,
blood in the snow of the Trail,
arch of cave in the mountain’s cold body

It is cold
The body presses towards form,
recalling dune and red canyon,
tire tread of snakes warming on flat rocks

It is warm
The body sighs for relief,
ease of juice from glow of melon,
flow of water running late to the ocean

It is late


Of Cherokee/Celtic/Teutonic descent, Kimberly L. Becker is author of Words Facing East (2011) and The Dividings (2014), both from WordTech Editions. Individual poems appear widely in journals and anthologies and are forthcoming in an issue of Fulcrum focusing on Native/Mixed writers. Recipient of grants (MD) and residencies (Hambidge, Weymouth), Kimberly was a featured reader for “Native Writers in DC” at the National Museum of the American Indian. She also writes for the Cherokee Youth in Radio Project. http://www.kimberlylbecker.com/ "


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