by Cynthia Cruz
Already, we raced through frequencies of night the woods unraveling her wet metallics back into us. Diamond of light and the inaudible murmur of animals. A humming like the hour when an unlucky birth occurs. Always, a mottled pony and hounds milling in the dark yard. The dead engines of cars. Always your thin body concealed inside the sepulcher of a white suit. Your hands.
Cynthia Cruz is the author of six collections of poems: Dregs, How the End Begins, Wunderkammer, The Glimmering Room, Ruin, and Guidebooks for the Dead. Disquieting: Essays on Silence, a collection of critical essays on marginalization and silence, was published by Book*hug in 2019. Her second work of non-fiction, The Melancholia of Class, is forthcoming from Repeater Books in 2021.