What Breath and Hair and Skin Remember
by Susan Colton

What breath and hair and skin remember

hard and soft places
that stay hidden in safety
veils of words, covered gestures

And so, I too park the car
shake the car keys
straighten my blouse

but my breath and hair and skin

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Susan Colton a California native, has made the Pacific Northwest her home for twenty years. Her poetry springs from the desire to recognize the light and shadow of the ordinary as sacred. Her writing has been influenced by Pablo Neruda, Denise Levertov, Adrienne Rich, Theodore Roethke, Lao Tzu and Dorothy Parker. Susan's other life passions include: preservation of the Earth, singing and watercolor painting.