THERMOS 8: Shannon Tharp

I first saw Shannon Tharp read at Seattle’s Richard Hugo House and, I think, mildly annoyed her by laughing with joy from the audience at the perfect, music-box quality, effortless and exact, in poem after poem. We drank wine together afterward and I apologized. I love her chapbook Determined by Aperture. — JT

On Decorum
                after Zukofsky

One. One.
See sun, and

think shadow.
Yet, in thought,

a love unclouds.
No empty bed

blues, as you said–
a kiss opens

We aren’t going

to sleep to sleep.

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