Nervous Geography

The thing in the voice
left open sounds,
no simple animal–

Just a telling
made up
like a phrase,
met between
two openings.

This is basic exchange.
It rests in the lip,
the breathing,
each space
parted from me–

My simple current,
my loud, strange movement,
my wavering.

©Mindy Goorchenko, 2017.

This piece appears in Mindy Goorchenko’s collection entitled The Latent Talent of Conception, which is available for purchase here.

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