Sodium Na, 11

Sodium  Na, 11

 

 

Brackish thoughts,

 

words turn to salt.

 

 

Nerves

 

Soft metal

 

Ready to catch fire.

 

 

I await the rain, the flood, the tide

 

that will wash them

 

clean out.

Julia Klatt Singer is the poet in residence at Grace Neighborhood Nursery School and a rostered artist for Compas. She is co-author of Twelve Branches: Stories from St. Paul, (Coffee House Press), and author of three books of poetry; In the Dreamed of Places, (Naissance Press), A Tangle Path to Heaven, and Untranslatable, (North Star Press). She has co-written two dozen songs with composer Tim Takach and Jocelyn Hagen. Her son likes to describe her as a long-haired, sweater wearing, wild-eyed poet and thief.
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