The Warm Earth
Not the sun dance unless hooked to the sun
Orange out of bloom bright shrugging Other the
fanning mock orange ! . . . . , he said . . .
Beam and rosin
a seasonless swimming light o,
Maybe I'll be a star shrugged the earth
The sun would be everywhere in any case blood orange the ladders
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.