Issue 2



Diana Rosinus


Time Measured


In cracks in the cocoon
             small movements
                         repeating and rescaling
the crisp sound
            of breaking down
                        what was carefully built–
the intensity of need makes the air skip a beat.

In watching flower petals
                                                    and hummingbirds flex
fighting the reflex to recoil
                                      raw earth
                                                    humor of mud
the rhythm of puddle-cracking leaps
            laugh and thud

the patience in pause
                        the worship in wait
lost in irregular moans and breath, of wet
                                                                 and sweet
                                                                             of still and air
where the body like a gyroscope hums—

                                      time pauses here and waits.