Forget Your Perfect Offering

Happy National Poetry Month from Stance on Dance!

BY RACHELLE WOODS; ILLUSTRATION BY LIZ BRENT

leaves are my colors

rain sweetened dirt my longing

 

my bones know gravity  ash

languages my mouth has forgotten

 

I might say mourning dove

say owl drowning in thick air

 

practice imperfect

touch two trees   bow my head

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Rachelle Woods practices poetry and contact improvisation in Santa Fe, NM. This poem was written after Judyth Hill and Leonard Cohen.

Liz Brent is a multi-disciplinary artist, writer, educator and producer in Oakland, CA. More of her work can be seen at www.lizb.work.

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