from The Possum Play
I like your feet.
they keep me up.
And leaves come down.
Living world turned ornament:
fields and roads,
If you can be immobile for a time,
I come back.
Could be that the sea remembered its history of ground
or the shake gave way to stillness.
Jenny Sampirisi is the author of the novel is/was (Insomniac Press, 2008) and the poetry collection Croak (Coach House Books, 2011). She is the recipient of the 2011 K.M. Hunter Artist Award for Literature.