Poem from Will Davis : Shortest Distance (in Fevers of the Mind presents the poets of 2020 Anthology)

brown and white house near green grass field during night time
photo by Jan Huber (Unsplash)

Shortest Distance

the arrow precedes us
fretting beneath braids
awareness an insistent pressure
from crooked fingers

arcing through personal heavens
carried in line-drawings
at cheekbones,
narrow and thinning

until we make landfall
where rains will be heavier
than brocade, piercing
describing diagrams and bones.


Will D. is a poet on occasion. Further scribbles under @bythiswillalone.