Featured here is a collaboration between poet Kathleen Kirk and musician Joe Robinson. Kathleen is the poetry editor for . Her poems appear in print and online in a variety of journals, including , , , . She is the author of five poetry chapbooks, most recently (Hyacinth Girl Press) and Interior Sculpture (Dancing Girl Press). She blogs at Joe lives in Chicago, where he spends most of his time teaching young children.
I woke in grief and beauty
by Kathleen Kirk
In the night I had seen my sister
leave our childhood home
and a small tree in a small city garden
hung with monarchs.
Startled, they rose, then settled again,
revealing themselves in flight.
I could waste my waking life
reading dreams, and do, some mornings.
Wings closed—in floral disguise,
pale orange repose.
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