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


everything.
We aren’t going


to sleep to sleep.

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