Spring 2001


Sara Maclay


There is not even fog.
Not even that fast, delirious route
into the void. Barely shadow.

Hardly even mist.

But together we stare into the tiny
clustered flowers of the ceanothus,
made elaborate in honey-

scented blue

and the moment is shaken
from daylight
as surely as if a knife had cut it

from a tree
and with it
we are falling, slowly,

into a soft

muss of silver leaves.

Sarah Maclay's second chapbook, Shadow of Light, was published by The Inevitable Press in 1999. Her poems have recently appeared or will appear in ZYZZYVA, Solo, Poetry International, Cider Press Review, Spillway, Blue Satellite, 51%, The Yalobusha Review and other journals. She has been a Poet-In-Residence at Beyond Baroque, taught Poetry-In-the-Schools in South Central Los Angeles, and currently teaches at the Fashion Institute. Her first chapbook, Weeding the Duchess, was published by Black Stone Press. She was born in Montana, is a graduate of Oberlin College and is currently an MFA candidate at Vermont College.




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