After Noise

and who are you now       
       in this different blue space without pain
   remarking on chemtrails and snowmelt,   misreading the “sea”
whose letters cease to arrive
     remain transfixed in midflight       turbulent coasts
aloft as a principle of life--
        count invisible clams under nameless sands
   cut apostrophes into the air     announcements
 send far-flung greetings to strangers for days 
          keep the magma enigma at bay        daily joys
        effaced vaporous pale generous smoke rising
      so cling to the dark hand inside you
  its basalt fingers, rounded

Sueyeun Juliette Lee, "After Noise." Copyright © 2017 Sueyeun Juliette Lee. Used by permission of the author for PoetryNow, a partnership between the Poetry Foundation and the WFMT Radio Network.
Source: PoetryNow (2017)