What Darkness Holds by Kathryn Weld

Things that resonate in darkness
   A tripped alarm.
Things that rise in darkness
   Moon glow. 
That linger
   Music played on water. 
   Aroma of meat.
Things that lurch in darkness
  Boat at mooring.
  Rebels marching on Stony Point.
That bloom 
 Depart in darkness
   The last train home.
That wake 
   Barred owl. 
Things that arrive 
   New milk.
  The Great Comet of 1832.
That decay 
Things to consign to darkness 
   Volcanic ash.

Kathryn Weld is the author of the chapbook Waking Light (Kattywompus Press, 2019). Her work has appeared in journals including Midwest Quarterly, Southeast Review, The Cortlandt Review, and Still: The Journal. She holds a Ph.D. in Mathematics (CUNY), and an MFA from Sewanee School of Letters. 

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