Today’s poem from Elese Monet of Over the Rhine gives us a morning of sweet blessings, after an evening of, perhaps, sweet excess. Elese will be reading along with Chase Public’s Scott Holzman at Cincinnati State’s Poetry Month Reading Series on Wednesday, April 19 at noon, Cincinnati State Technical and Community College ATLC Auditorium (ATLC 211).
January 1, 2016
my brain throbs against the cusp of my throat
you hand me water
you hold my ears
your lips against the center of my brow
our reflections spoon
in the black blades of the ceiling fan
we are stars again
marked in constellations
yesterday’s champagne flutes
wondering of withdrawal
from the backs of our eyelids.
Join us for the Cincinnati Poetry Month Daily Project Reading on Wednesday, April 26, 7 pm at People’s Liberty, 1805 Elm Street, Over the Rhine