Touch: The Journal of Healing


Editor’s Choice


Of calamine and honey

    by Katherine DiBella Seluja

Make a list

of all that is broken

sparrow egg

his cherry tree face

and all that is amniotic

children's feet scuffle

over cracks in sidewalk

wide enough

for 3 small pebbles

and nests of wasp

you can't go on that way

only thorns to catch your fall

and his words

buzzing at your ankles

searching for the tender spot

© 2013  Katherine DiBella Seluja

Katherine DiBella Seluja received degrees from Yale and Columbia University.  Her poems have appeared in New Mexico Poetry Review, Santa Fe Literature Review, and Sin Fronteras.  Her chapbook, After the Thread Unravels, was a finalist in the 2012 Bordighera Poetry Competition.   She lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico and dreams in Siena.

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