Window (Closed)

perspective is glass
      on a world I neither
      occupy nor contain
this red of sky
won't last the hour
      wind finds
      in trees
flock of sudden sun bracelet of red breasted blackbirds
      as if something loosed in the sky stolent from landscape's
      narrow sleeve
I might clasp around my wrist
as it is unrelenting

Rusty Morrison

Rusty Morrison MFA '99 is a graduate of the Creative Writing Program and has taught in both the January Term and in the Composition Program. She was the winner of the 2004 Colorado Prize for Poetry for her collection of poems entitled Whethering. She has won the Robert H. Winner Award from the Poetry Society of America and the Five Fingers Review Poetry Award. Editor and co-publisher of Omnidawn Publishing, she is also a co-editor of 26: A Journal of Poetry and Poetics, housed at Saint Mary's College. Reprinted from Whethering with permission from the University of Colorado Press.