Try again. Embroider the earth’s arc of belly rising
to fold into mountain. If you lay your head table-side,
a stream trickles out, over rocks, into lunar heights.
Right here beside you. The sheen of a screen replays
distant ringing from a lime green phone, 1950.
Amy King is the recipient of the 2015 Winner of the Women’s National Book Association (WNBA) Award. Her latest collection, The Missing Museum, is a winner of the 2015 Tarpaulin Sky Book Prize. She serves on the executive board of VIDA: Women in Literary Arts and is co-editing with Heidi Lynn Staples the anthology Big Energy Poets of the Anthropocene: When Ecopoets Think Climate Change. She also co-edited the anthology Bettering American Poetry 2015 and is a professor of creative writing at SUNY Nassau Community College.