- When at Night You Lie Down
The pull of youis the clearest magnetismmy heart has known.The slight revelation of skin against skin,the way the sheet curves down to settle around you,your recumbent figure shapes the dark,the shadows speak happy nonsense in the pale dark night;all is forms and echoes and shades of you,enticements to become a citizen of your halcyon state.You are a denizen of starlight.The very dark is happy to meet you. [End Page 83]
Born in Trinidad and raised in Bronx, NY, Renee Pollock is a multicultural lesbian feminist who explores the intersection of culture and sexuality. She attended Pratt Institute where she pursued her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting. Her poetry has been published in Decompression Zine and Outwardlink.net. She is an emerging artist and writer who lives, writes, and paints in a beautiful, quiet Jewish neighborhood in lower Brooklyn.