The sticks of the yarrow plantcomposed the universeand left it breathing through sixty-four mouths.
In other worlds the thirst for marvelsfilled cabinets and hot air balloonsand left naked men sleeping on beds of nails.
The deep past is summoned in a circleand sacrificed with a ram. [End Page 92]
Mona Nicole Sfeir was born in New York City but raised in countries around the world. She received her BA from the University of Colorado-Boulder, her MA from San Jose State University, and her MFA from the California College of Arts in San Francisco. Her poetry has been published in several journals and has won numerous prizes and awards. She is also a visual artist and her work has been exhibited both in the United States and abroad. She currently resides in Geneva, Switzerland, where she recently completed an installation at the United Nations for Environmental Day.