February 2013


  • Artwork by Sophie Roach
  • Editors:
    Tishon Woolcock
    Caits Meissner
    Anna Meister
    Nora Salem
  • Editor's Note:
    I Know You and You Know Me

February 2013

Blue Sunrise
For Sandy Hook Elementary

by Cheryl Boyce-Taylor

the tv won’t shut up

the first night is restless
a wild wing of winds
no, it is not god
where is the white river they spoke about
the blue spruce
they say there was a brook that babbled

blond curls blew in the morning breeze

here is your son America
his shirt button is loose
his heart a cratered moon
I was making my grocery list
organic chicken soup nine grain bread Caribbean coconut water

this blue sunrise is tender I could almost stroke it with my hands
and twenty pairs of curious fingers
who will turn the soil

About Cheryl Boyce-Taylor
Born in Trinidad and raised in New York City, Cheryl is the author of three collections of poetry,Raw Air, Night When Moon Follows, and Convincing the Body. Her poetry can be seen in Diane Samuel’s Lines of Sight, a permanent exhibit at Brown University. A graduate of Stonecoast MFA program,Cheryl is working on a memoir and a new collection of poetry.
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