At the Edge of Mind

Adriana Socoski


A doe forages the imagined grass
Of a borderless distance.

Speech is the tree line of your easy chair—

The tipsy slurring of worlds
AWOL from fixed positions.

A burst of squawking flight leaves an underbrush of talk

And the golden moth in dialogue
With other iridescent field languages 

Idles past. Speech is deciduous.


Adriana Socoski is a poet, teacher, and musician. She is a PhD candidate at the University of Denver. 

Image: Maan en Grassen, Kamisaka Sekka, c. 1909, courtesy of Rijksmuseum