My two arms folded across my chest: a half-finished owl. One arm resting along your naked back: the sleeping tulip. The invention of paper one hundred years after the crucifixion, shaped other forms of renewal: these other frames in which we meet: two cranes alighted in the jade-dark meadow.
Peter Marcus’s first collection of poetry, Dark Square, was published in 2012 by Pleasure Boat Studio. His poems have appeared in Antioch Review, Boulevard, Notre Dame Review, Southern Review, Spillway, and other publications. He has been a recipient of a State of Connecticut Arts Grant and residency fellowship at Vermont Studio Center. He is the academic program coordinator and a professor at Elms College Accelerated Bachelor’s Degree Program in Psychology at Mount Wachusett Community College in Gardner, Massachusetts.