after John Keats
Sloth winter blue lira today more itself yesterday
Open and opener the sham dung-colored wren blameless wren
wren: knocking on the house ,fell behind earthquake
halo Gold lowing room of first, and next meridian interrogative
the wire doves huddled in the rain of pods camouflage of empty manes
Melanie Noel’s poems have appeared in Fine Madness, Filter, Weekday, and Weird Deer, and are forthcoming in The Arcadia Project and The Volta. She has written poems for short films and installations and was a co-curator of APOSTROPHE, a dance, music, and poetry series in Seattle, Washington.