- foretell the silent ridge of the tongue
Alessandra Lynch, Poetry
Fox in the woods today, an emblem of female. Bee flew past a puddle — in her wake doves shot between branches. I kept glimpsing my sisters — bluestar with curtailed stem, mouth of pond unraveling, cattails in wild corners. This was my only weather — following the unseen, sniffing for evidence that it had been. [End Page 316]
alessandra lynch is the author of Sails the Wind Left Behind and It was a terrible cloud at twilight. Her third book is forthcoming from Alice James Books. Her work has appeared in 32 Poems, American Poetry Review, Antioch Review, Crazyhorse, Ploughshares, Volt, and other journals. Currently, she teaches writing and poetry to the undergraduates and MFA students at Butler University.