Unsure What Spoon to Stir


dan raphael





in the right light


something holding that could let go any second


the line draws itself

like an antenna out of a pond


something for the knees to do

other than sitting or standing


the dust of my skin

even blank paper sheds

the stiller the air, the subtler the exchange


wind is never just one speed, one density

motion both multiplies and trims

as no matter how many blades the knife

only a couple are ready at once









In the Wordshed, dan raphael’s 26th book, was published last December by Last Word Press. More recent poems appear in Subjectiv, SurVision, Otoliths, Indefinite Space and Unlikely Stories.  Most Wednesdays dan writes and records a current events poem for The KBOO Evening News. 



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