Today's poem is by Hailey Leithauser
I sing to your inch length, muddy-colored
never glimmering; name you
nothing bright or numinous,
oceanic or ambitious;
whisper (lung-fat sister I) be not pan-cook
sought, but persist, deficient tenant of the hook.
Copyright © 2013 Hailey Leithauser All rights reserved
from River Styx
Reprinted by Verse Daily® with permission
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