from "Electricity, the Brush of Arctic"
How does the shuffling when over the water
who in his final minutes walked a figure-eight in the blizzard?
Solitary people freeze in a ball;
how does one argue for a curtain in
their vernacular pressure:
planking each word over the ravine he
stretched, looking into mittens
guarded who with his feet
circling as they do,
sewing a sleeve and his hands
Originally from the Midwest, Beth Murray now
lives in San Jose, CA. Her writing can be found in many journals,
including Fence, Kenning, Mirage #4/Period(ical), No Roses Review,
Tinfish, and Volt, and her chapbooks are Hope Eternity
Seen on the Hip of a Rabbit (a+bend press, 2000); Into the
Salt (Lucinda, 1997); and Spell (Lucinda, 1999). With David
Larsen, she co-edits the San Jose Manual of Style.