The house now emptied has drifted
once made of glass
with marbles for eyes now black shutters
nothing tries to draw it
did you go
there and did you see me
pushing the vessel
of my bed against the shoal of doorway?
at that gate
Kathleen Jesme is the author of four collections of poetry: Meridian (Tupelo, 2012); The Plum-Stone Game (Ahsahta, 2009); Motherhouse, winner of the Lena-Miles Wever Todd Poetry Prize (LSU, 2005); and Fire Eater (Tampa, 2003). Jesme holds an MFA in creative writing from Warren Wilson College.