Impalpable 

One’s
    need
 these
    closed-
 in days
    to say
 the sky’s
    diluted
by clouds.

 

 

Orchard

A god-
thought

field
where

even
rain

loses
heart

when
shadows’

shadows
fall

as they
ought.


 

 

Statue

A swan
    approaches
your shadow
    cast over
snow roses
    lodged
in limestone.

              for Lena

 


Shannon Tharp grew up in Wyoming and lives in Seattle.  Her second chapbook, Determined by Aperture, is forthcoming from Fewer & Further Press in late 2007.