When the God of Water enters your Basement, Bow
You make a sound of a window inhaling spring
and illustrate the dimensions of you,
your cheeks full
like wax about its wick, your tongue the wick.
But downstairs the water answers its own stillness.
You hear it now.
Kelly Moffett teaches writing at Kentucky Wesleyan College. Her work has appeared in The Laurel Review, Tar River Poetry, Barrelhouse Magazine, Versal, and others, and her poetry collection was published April, 2008 in the UK.
RECONFIGURATIONS: A Journal for Poetics & Poetry / Literature & Culture, http://reconfigurations.blogspot.com/, ISSN: 1938-3592, Volume Three (2009): Immanence/ Imminence