Jasper Johns’ “Corpse and Mirror II”
from underground I look up I see shore
or sky I breathe air
or not this is the curve
of my rib arrow
of my scapula
I am broken slate scattered
one lip touches another they
are mine they are ours
the key to this map
its starburst of directions
billowing north wind its broken
and intersecting rivers and roads
Elaine Mintzer has been published in a number of journals and anthologies including Cultural Weekly, Rattle, Silver Birch Press, Lindenwood Review, Cyclamens and Swords, and Voices Israel. Her work was featured in 13 Los Angeles Poets. Elaine’s first collection, Natural Selections, was published by Bombshelter Press. She writes and teaches writing in Los Angeles.
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