- Highlights of the Low Lights
She held my dog's paw like a gentle jewel.Wind blew her hair into a moonlit arc of ocean.I sat on the tub while she shaved her legs.We shrugged in the downpour.
Playground wings and swings, unchained laughter.The pop of her lips released the bottle and her grin.Naked on the porch.Abandoning the stalled car forever.
Pancakes, syrup, indecent proposal.Fish dart through dawn's quiet lake.A variety of ridiculous hats.The discovery of raspberries.
My letter, her envelope.Map rising into a kite. [End Page 51]
Jim Daniels' most recent books of poems include Rowing Inland (Wayne State University Press, 2017) and Street Calligraphy (Steel Toe Books, 2017). His sixth book of fiction, The Perp Walk, was published by Michigan State University Press in 2019, along with the anthology he edited with M. L. Liebler, RESPECT: The Poetry of Detroit Music. He has warmed up for Lucinda Williams, read on Prairie Home Companion, had his poem "Factory Love" displayed on a racecar, and is sending poetry to the moon as part of the Moon Arts Project.