Germanium  Ge, 32

I cleave to the space

left in-between

the sound of rain

on a tin roof

and the first frost,

crystalline and brittle.

 

I am hard, you’ve said,

a lustrous temptation.

 

I glisten. I shimmer.

 

Have you wishing on

a distant star.


Julia Klatt Singer

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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