Theresa Senato Edwards
Trace time, skin hand pattern.
Thumb for loneliness like yesterday’s wind.
Table wings cut carefully, lie listless, waiting for life.
Gussets: the in-betweens made of cold, blue upholstery.
My thumb/index finger stretch to push through tin: mother’s tiny element.
Rain outside pushes me to pins.
Blue upholstery cut for one promise: cover her dead knuckles.
Unmatched buttons beneath round, rusted seal, one for each strand of DNA.
Stitch slowly sorry for death to new things.
Theresa Senato Edwards‘ poetry books include Voices Through Skin, Sibling Rivalry Press, 2011, and Painting Czeslawa Kwoka ~ Honoring Children of the Holocaust, a full-color collaboration with Painter, Lori Schreiner, unbound CONTENT, 2012. Edwards teaches and tutors at Marist College, is a scholar-facilitator for the NY Council for the Humanities, is founder of Holly Rose Review (now archived online), and blogs at TACSE creations. Her favorite word: avant-garde.
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