Our featured poem for July is "I Feel In Your Absence All Rain" by Jenn Monroe, which appears in Issue 1 of The Lindenwood Review.
I Feel In Your Absence All Rain
Dali’s frame looms stories above my inattention. I don’t know what to do
about the clocks, never did, so instead I make my heart malleable, float
its shadow over our entire landscape, one part in, one part out. We dabble,
brushstroke to brushstroke, do this and this and this, become something
other, then do that and that and that until we evolve again. But you took
all of yourself today, your thin ghost, and my parting breath.
Jenn Monroe is an assistant professor of writing and literature at Chester College of New England. Her work has recently been published in Danse Macabre, Sakura Review, and The Chamber Four Literary Magazine, and earned second place in the Borges Poetry & Prose Contest sponsored by Caper Literary Journal.