Poets Walk: curve of light

Poet's Walk: "curve of light"

Location on Poets Walk Map: 76


Skin by John A. Williams


In a certain curve of light,

south, swollen with heat,

I cup my hands above my eyes

and these slide out along my hand.

There, caught in the cupping, my

skin sighs iridescent secrets;

green glazed with gold; reds

unnuanced, blazes of brightness

that would be brighter still were

I blacker and could raise up ranges

of blue. I stare. I am amazed and

I am calm with my beauty. I

return to my book.