Today's poem is from Nikoletta Nousiopoulos:
the dream he won’t get out of
white walls are free wings
blank open me’s
there is no voice but heart-fires
or the way he sounded before I heard myself speak
shocked surged in daydream
that “other world”
where I tread words, sometimes
to trip out of dream is to fall and skin
Nikoletta Nousiopoulos holds a MFA in Poetry from New England College. Her poems have appeared in elimae, South Jersey Underground, 2River, and Harpur Palate. She was a 2010 finalist for the Philbrick Poetry Award, and was a winner of the 2009 Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Prize. Her first book all the dead goats was released in 2010 from Little Red Tree Publishing.
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