Jane Mead
Some Days

I hide in the river

with a reed to breathe through.

The river carries me

slowly downstream.


Nina calls it the bit

where I converse with slime.

She says it's just a part

of a larger step, she says


she can't believe

I don't know how the dance goes.

Found In Volume 26, No. 04
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About the Author

Jane Mead is the author of several books of poetry, including The Usable Field (Alice James, 2009).  A recipient of awards and fellowships from the Whiting, Lannan, and Guggenheim foundations, she is poet-in-residence at Wake Forest University and teaches in the low-residency MFA program at New England College.