Waking up Early

By Laura Eklund

I think of your wild delight
now lying in our bed alone.
Blue passes over our house
your toes stick out from the pale sheets.
Air combs over us like a plastic arrow
but cannot penetrate this camel light.

About the poet:

Laura Eklund is an artist and poet. She lives and works in Olive Hill, KY, with the poet George Eklund, and has four children with him, Waylon, Thomas, Fiona, and Marina. Laura also paints. Her favorite things to do include reading and writing poetry and spending time with my family.

Laura’s works have appeared in many journals including ABZ, Black Warrior Review, Southern Women’s Review, Pegasus, and Slipstream. And her poetry collection, Song of Lisbon, came out recently from Wind Publications. More can be found out about Laura at www.lauraeklund.org or she can be followed on Facebook at The Art of Laura Eklund.


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