The grass

is brighter

with the

window closed.

 

Cicadas didn’t

come this year.

 

Their singing

didn’t wake

stray cats,

raccoons

and starlings.

 

Food and

sweet song

buried still

just south

of ground.

 

I want to plant

my breath

in him.

 

 

Liz Axelrod
received her MFA from the New School in 2013. Liz was Managing Editor of the award winning 12th Street Literary Journal (2009-2011) and Web Editor for LIT Magazine (2011-2014). She is a book reviewer for Publisher’s Weekly, and staff writer for LunaLuna Magazine. Her work has been published in Lyre Lyre, 12th Street, The Rumpus, The Brooklyn Rail, Electric Literature, Yes Poetry, Nap Magazine, the Ginosko Literary Journal , Counterpunch.org, and Have A NYC 3. Liz is the co-host and curator of the Cedermere (home of William Cullen Bryant) poetry series.

Photo by Hartwig HKD, Creative Commons.

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