Novel unbegun,
half-loaf rising,
lighthouse northward
and anchor south.
Lemon to grapefruit,
you sleep-step sidewise,
turnover, pop-up,
tongue in the mouth.

Rachel Richardson, "Ultrasound" from Hundred-Year Wave.  Copyright © 2016 by Rachel Richardson.  Reprinted by permission of Carnegie Mellon University Press.
Source: Hundred-Year Wave (Carnegie Mellon University Press, 2016)
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