Cobalt Co, 27

The color I bruise,
the color of blood,
the color of dusk,
of knowing,
of longing.

I hold my breath
imagine you;
the color of your eyes–the color
of the sea, of crickets,
of music, of me.

The color stars turn
when they realize
they are no longer


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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