I hear the break in your sent
-ence, the bend of sound in the
italics your tongue splays into
directional importance. Amid
our freedom, a jazz of dragonfly
sits atop my tongue, an aim
forward, a paused motive to hear,
enunciate. Your listening is lesson.
The gauge of blues, the bitten
magnify, the heave of words
into the throat: awakening of bees’
Felino A. Soriano directs supported living and independent living programs providing supports to adults with developmental disabilities. His poetry appears in CHURN, BlazeVOX, 3:AM Magazine, The National Poetry Review, Small Po[r]tions, and elsewhere. His books of poetry include sparse anatomies of single antecedents (2015), Of isolated limning (2014), Pathos|particular invocation (2013), Of language|s| the rain speaks (2012), and Intentions of Aligned Demarcations (2011). He publishes the online journal Of/with. Visit felinoasoriano.info for more information.