- After This, Earth
could become a worry stone in the pocket
of space, or a mood ring on the finger of a newly minted
god. Perhaps a sucker for a throat sore with saying
over and over the same thing. Or a locket at the neck
of an aurora— inside, old photographs
of icebergs: that blue light cracking open to sing. [End Page 107]
sarah pemberton strong is the author of Tour of the Breath Gallery, winner of the 2013 Walt McDonald First-Book Prize in Poetry, and two novels. Her poems have appeared in Rattle, Southwest Review, and The Sun. She is a poetry editor at New Haven Review and a licensed master plumber who runs a one-person plumbing business in Hamden, Connecticut, where she lives with her spouse and daughter.