Let’s nail the night back to where it should have been,
above the streets that blacken the eye
of the moon we’ve punched shut so many times;
Where we hammered out the classic rhythm
of an un-repairable heart:
I love you, do you love me?
It’s love that confounds things, collapses
like a bird into a pane of glass,
the body sheer rise and fall,
throb and beat. A rhythm
to steady our hands against
as night slips out of its wheelchair.
The moon cut in half by tremulous branches
elaborately working its blackout.
Amy Thatcher is a Philadelphia native, currently living in Port Richmond.