Sunday, August 07, 2011

Jennifer Kronovet [Part Two]


We made ourselves through words
for each other for years. Like trees
almost make the sky. But now—
not words—just their effect.
Acting out being a person
who is excited about dogs.

Acting out eating while
eating, touching. This sounds much
worse than it is. More like
how the car makes the road.
Or the runner across the field
in the park—I love him.

Jennifer Kronovet is the author of Awayward, published by BOA Editions. She is Writer-in-Residence at Washington University and lives in St. Louis, Missouri.