- Moon Cycle
I pinch tissue between first second and thumbWrap the roll like gauze over and over. Hand
Slide off palm. Fold in half. Reach between legs. Shove cover.The hole He hallowed. Seeping. Cursed.
With standing we adjust. Loose.Plugged crazy. Gathered insane. Stuffed.Granules of sugar in my spoon. Stirred.Echoes muffled. Hope absorbed. Picked by cotton.
I now walk in the room. [End Page 157]
Monifa Lemons Jackson is a poet, mother, and co-founder and director of The Watering Hole. She is the co-founder of the TWH 2 Day Poetry Festival in Columbia, South Carolina and is a facilitator of various poetry and improvisation workshops in the Southeast. Her poetry can be found in Home Is Where: An Anthology of African American Poetry from the Carolinas (Hub City, 2011) and Between the Cracks of Concrete Thighs, Vol. 1.