it's nice to meet you
Is the soul solid, like iron?
Or is it tender and breakable, like
the wings of a moth in the beak of the owl?
from “Some Questions You Might Ask”
House of Light
(Beacon Press, 1990)
I think of a struck bell,
how it resonates through ribs and spine,
as your voice rings in me.
Laura Grace Weldon, from “Tearing Down the Schoolhouse,” in