On Water (from Elizabeth to Jenny)Elizabeth Robinson’s must recent books are the hybrid essay On Ghosts and the poetry collections Counterpart and Blue Heron. Robinson is a co-editor of Instance Press and the literary periodical pallaksch.pallaksch.
by Elizabeth Robinson
above/ground press broadside #326
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
"poem" broadsheet #326: On Water (from Elizabeth to Jenny), by Elizabeth Robinson
It touches its own body to measure ambiguity.
Where do I go, asks the hand of the touch:
gas, liquid, solid.
I am not who I am.
What was once blue, was green, white, black, translucent.
And is so again.
Water mates with itself, a lover falling hard through
soft, betraying through trustworthy, torrent through
All that we knew of each other in our form,
where do I go, blunt and insinuating.
The touch paired with itself. A humid air.
The point of contact as it bathes and thirsts.
A hand on a real body, its mutable fact.