Page 356

Blue Spectra will be on page 356 of the 2016-2017 San Diego Poetry Annual; they announced the poet-page layout today.

Here’s a bit from that poem:

it’s close, maybe, to the way the

tender flesh of rose petal just now grows

outside your window, swells slow and hidden,

while dirt and water percolate through sunlight

to brew a delicate math of petal over petal,

interleaving into circle, into a crown atop

the green; something grows toward soon and

isn’t seen until one moment unsuspecting

the bud begins, the bloom peaks out

through a shock of violet.