What is ours We share the sky. Lean with me into this crib of night, smooth the dark coverlet tatted with light Wait to feel its stirrings of life, the dreamy doings underneath or beyond, entwined in the quiet bed that brings us together— throb, glow, and flicker to dawn
Mary M. Brown lives with her husband Bill in Anderson, Indiana. She taught literature and creative writing at Indiana Wesleyan University for many years. Her work appears on the Poetry Foundation and American Life in Poetry websites and recently in Rockvale Review, Plough, and JJournal. Her work is also forthcoming in 2019 New Poetry from the Midwest, Thimble, and Open: A Journal of Arts and Letters. She is the poetry editor of Flying Island.