#7 / by Melissa Laree Cunningham


a model of the universe
a nocturne written in minor key
a riverside opening
a breaking from the thing you know
a swelling up and letting go
a jazz refrain
an ending, a beginning
a beginning, and an ending
a blues chord on repeat
a mixtape
a morning drive through fields of cotton
a pie pulled from the oven
a watching from the distance
i root for you
i root