Sickle wood, a petrified claw, the clay muscles through knots. Such uncensored momentum is the autumn of an age. I billow from what has been preserved, from what does not know this immediate swivel. As the geologist examines through a magnifying glass, my kaleidoscope confesses light. Un-tucked spectrum—color is the momentum of sight. When wood is razored with earth, it folds into, not a coffin, but a monument sculpted of dust—mirrors slip light: to be, and never again, is the wind always chewing.
Penumbra is a chapbook of poems by Serena Chopra. It is hand bound and printed in an edition of 200.
Serena Chopra's first full-length book is forthcoming from Coconut Books in 2013. She has an MFA from the University of Colorado at Boulder. Her recent publications can be found in the Denver Quarterly, Fact-Simile, Pax Americana, and Umbrella Factory. She was a 2010 Kundiman Fellow. She lives, works, writes, and dances in Denver, Colorado.