Amy King Poems
- 1. The Spirit Is Near
Wrapped in personal pity, betrayer sphinx slinks
and eats; he privately shuffles our motivations.
I like the capability of my eyes, the way they
brighten the woman on the curb by the church.
- 2. My Head On Fire, Dull But Glowing
A miniature salamander rears
his tiny head in the halls
- 3. I Too Am Chicken
An author thinks she knows more than
she does. She knows even less.
For example, someone else wrote this.
Thoughts approach in the shower;
- 4. As If A Lantern In Love Led
Like you I have
spoken so far,
I knew the dinosaurs
- 5. A Final Note
There is a deliberate pleasure in watching
someone smoke cigarettes. Even the echo
of that sentence smells like a stolen observation
that the smoker is deeply, darkly thinking.
- 6. A Domestic Film
This is the director's cut,
a traveling space in the folded crook
of your plotted hand like silver night
on a thousand platters spreading westward,