Recording of “Shadow Charm”

Shadow Charm

When you place your mouth
to my ear

how does the ocean know
which wave

to relinquish?
In your darkness I find teeth.

Blessings of the meek-throated.

A ribbed tunnel. Codicil.

Your tongue scrawls: too late,
the unsaid     nerve-sparked and

dilated     too late

And my skin replies: with
lightning     all strikes

count     to each its charge

“Shadow Charm” was published in August 2017 in The Icarus Anthology.

13 thoughts on “Recording of “Shadow Charm”

  1. Beautiful reading.
    Curious – recording background and then voicing over? Or intuitive enough to begin at just the right moment so that thunder accents in just the right space? However you do it, the effect is powerful.

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