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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I Ask the Rain to Dress and Undress Me



The rain is dressing the April trees
in incandescent bodices of rain-light.

Some short skirts clinging for a moment.
Some little straps dropping carelessly away.

I would let the rain dress me
in a rain-lit chemise

press me with its wet stitches
a corset of kisses from an energized 

atmosphere. And then the rain would fall
from me, like an unraveling hem of the sky,


revealing some bare and pale part of me
once sewn jaggedly shut.




Carol Berg
’s poems are forthcoming or in Crab Creek Review (Poetry Finalist, 2017), DMQ Review, Sou’wester, The Journal, Spillway, Redactions, Radar Poetry, Verse Wisconsin, and in the anthologies Forgotten Women, A Face to Meet the Faces:  An Anthology of Contemporary Persona Poems and Bigger Than They Appear:  An Anthology of Very Small Poems.  Her recent chapbook, The Johnson Girls, is available from dancing girl press. She was winner of a scholarship to Poets on the Coast and a recipient of a grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council. 


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