The valley

By Jean Valentine

The valley
edge by edge
bare field by field
I walked through it through you

rain by rain
cold by cold
root absence
and the purposeful cold

Eye opened
but what is slow

Jean Valentine, “The Valley” from Break the Glass. Copyright © 2010 by Jean Valentine. Reprinted by permission of The Permission Company LLC, on behalf on behalf of Copper Canyon Press, coppercanyonpress.org.