Nothing passes without time—

You can learn to throw
a boomerang like a pro.

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There are just over a hundred
pages
in The Diary of a Teenage Girl.

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One spark can change everything: and the fire
leaps from wire to wire in a crowded compound.

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When something burns at such proximity,
it’s a good idea to not go back to sleep.

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There are 11 squirrels, 2 skeleton keys, 7 monarch
butterflies and 1 dung beetle in the zen coloring book.

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These bits of found sea glass could speckle
a walk, a pendant, a window frame.

 

In response to Via Negativa: Open Schedule.

Poet Luisa A. Igloria (Poetry Foundation web page, author webpage ) is the winner of the 2015 Resurgence Prize (UK), the world’s first major award for ecopoetry, selected by former UK poet laureate Sir Andrew Motion, Alice Oswald, and Jo Shapcott. She is the author of What is Left of Wings, I Ask (2018 Center for the Book Arts Letterpress Chapbook Prize, selected by Natasha Trethewey); Bright as Mirrors Left in the Grass (Kudzu House Press eChapbook selection for Spring 2015), Ode to the Heart Smaller than a Pencil Eraser (Utah State University Press, 2014 May Swenson Prize), Night Willow (Phoenicia Publishing, 2014), The Saints of Streets (University of Santo Tomas Publishing House, 2013), Juan Luna’s Revolver (2009 Ernest Sandeen Prize, University of Notre Dame Press), and nine other books. She is a member of the core faculty of the MFA Creative Writing Program at Old Dominion University which she directed from 2009-2015. In 2018, she was the inaugural Glasgow Distinguished Writer in Residence at Washington and Lee University. When she isn’t writing, reading, or teaching, she cooks with her family, knits, hand-binds books, and listens to tango music.

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