Apr/May 2018 Poetry Special Feature

Two Word Poems

by Antonia Clark

Found: in ABQ – studio art jewelry by Jessica deGruyter

Found: in ABQ – studio art jewelry by Jessica deGruyter

Moving Like Fish in Moonlight

Come night, the river's fragrant
with wet grass and pine, the current

higher pitched, harboring hidden
logjams and cutbanks.

We soft-step the dark, slide into
the water, elude whirlpool and inlet,

and slow-stroke the inky stream.
We relinquish direction and desire,

all but the dream of fluidity,
to become a transient silver flicker,

an illusion of light as the moon's lamp
crests the dark and silent trees.


Imagine Me

The way I float the current
of your thoughts, take you swiftly
or by slow meander, the way
I can appear in any doorway
backlit by lamplight

the way I drop defenses as casually
as articles of clothing, my easy
mouth full of red wine
and white lies, my arms open,
my agenda hidden

the way I lead you from premise
to proposition, how easily I elude
the question, then the answer.
Imagine me one thing,
then another.


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