Today starts as a comment.
I’d like this one to be a ray
though mostly, I get split ends.
They’re free though.
A day like an open half shell,
part of a collection.
Clouds re-draw the day,
the wet wool of it.
You can ravel their knobby weave
into a knot for a seat on their pendulum.
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Shira Dentz is the author of five books including SISYPHUSINA (PANK, 2020), winner of the Eugene Paul Nassar Prize 2021, and two chapbooks including FLOUNDERS (Essay Press). Her writing appears in many venues including Poetry, American Poetry Review, Cincinnati Review, Iowa Review, Gulf Coast, jubilat, Pleiades, Plume, Denver Quarterly, Colorado Review, Idaho Review, New American Writing, Brooklyn Rail, Berkeley Poetry Review, Black Warrior Review, Apartment, Lana Turner, Poets.org, and NPR, and she’s a recipient of an Academy of American Poets Prize, Poetry Society of America’s Lyric Poem and Cecil Hemley Awards, Painted Bride Quarterly’s Poetry Prize, and Electronic Poetry Review’s Discovery Award. She holds an MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and a PhD from the University of Utah. Currently, she lives and works in upstate NY, and more can be found at www.shiradentz.com