Glass Poetry Press

Volume Six Issue Two
Featured Theme: Great Lakes Poets

Rae Gouirand

Vermilion Border

I don't know what makes us human — only there are two kinds of skin and one is the line I beg you to cross to the other. Self over self, a love of waking, piece indistinguishable from piece. We come from what we come from, move endlessly through what moves us, find our contour, its echo texture. Each moment each: we mark this moment's hold, this one's, gathering each we are — finding not the edges of selves, red- lipped, warm-handed, but the question and its anticipation, contents moving toward a form.