Mimi German

Mimi German is a queer activist poet living in Portland, OR who work has also been published in NewVerseNews and read weekly at Portland City Council as protest testimony.

 

Orbit

 

mainlining sun rays

into the jagged cage,

 

ladders to infinity

splitting a wave

 

on rock, even lifting

mussels in a sea bird’s beak

 

could not stop your feet

from skidding on

crumbling mountains

 

the hissing cry

of a star bisecting

an orbiting moon

 

borrowed

time is dependable

ruthless and chilling

 

inevitable, kind

rattling bones

and dusting the air

 

read to me then

a fallow hymnal

without promises

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