New Kind of Light

By Zachary Schomburg b. 1977 Zachary Schomburg
I move my hands
in these woods
to find her sex-parts.
 
We discover our sex-parts
make heat
and blue light.
 
We become outlines of ourselves—
 
long scratches
in the sky.
 
We have a daughter
who was never born.
 
She lives in the house
we never built,
 
but in this new light,
you can almost see
its tattered roof.

Zachary Schomburg, "New Kind of Light" from Scary, No Scary. Copyright © 2009 by Zachary Schomburg.  Reprinted by permission of Black Ocean.

Source: Scary, No Scary (Black Ocean, 2009)

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Poet Zachary Schomburg b. 1977

POET’S REGION U.S., Northwestern

Subjects Living, Life Choices, Marriage & Companionship, Love, Realistic & Complicated, Relationships, Home Life

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Poet and translator Zachary Schomburg was born in Omaha, Nebraska, and raised in Iowa. He earned a BA from the College of the Ozarks and a PhD in creative writing-poetry from the University of Nebraska. His books of poetry include The Man Suit (2007), Scary, No Scary (2009), and Fjords vol 1 (2012). He has said of his work, which is known for its absurd, tender humor, “Mostly I want my poems to generate their own energy through . . .

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SUBJECT Living, Life Choices, Marriage & Companionship, Love, Realistic & Complicated, Relationships, Home Life

POET’S REGION U.S., Northwestern

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