- I'm Not Interested
GoldCirclesThird phalangesBernini's BaroqueCanopy in St. Peter'sGoldCirclesThe aftermath of sunOn the eyeLid shutTo an exposed windowHer blue eye always opensWide wider across his shoulderAcross the world widerI could look at you both foreverAt you all in the black pupilsEncircledGlinting [End Page 21] Hallelujah and never fall in loveOr consumeYour EucharistPietà in the VaticanWith conviction cradlesChrist [End Page 22]
Emily Spencer's poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in the Kenyon Review and Pleiades. She is the recipient of a Kenyon Review Writers Workshop Peter Taylor Fellowship and Boston University Global Travel Fellowship. She studied at the Iowa Writers' Workshop and received the MFA in poetry from Boston University.