Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Featured Poem ~ May 2011 ~ Kelli Allen

Evolving

Intention is one wing.
The nest will always be
too distant from the ground--
         there is no going back
or up. Falling is our book
of nights, letters to cousins
written on someone else's fur.

Stories we sing
to each other shade
and creep around
the intricate margins, sometimes
infectious, sometimes running
         loose, all wildness
         and teeth. I am
         nine syllables
         from my knees
and I cannot do
what you do.

-Kelli Allen

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"Evolving" appears in Issue 1 of The Lindenwood Review.

Kelli Allen is an award-winning poet and scholar. She is the Managing Editor of Natural Bridge, a journal of contemporary literature.