Patience is the progress
around the flower dial,
the sun’s wand-tap on every head
to wake each fairy child.
Patience is a pacing
in outdoor starless rooms,
a preening of the cold black grass,
the hour nothing blooms.
Original bio from the May/June 2006 edition of Grub Street Grackle:
Monika Cooper is a notoriously heterodox and dangerous influence on America’s youth. She can take the form of a tiger or of a seemingly harmless brandy-like liquid that is subsequently untraceable.
featured image: “Nothing Special…” by Shadi Samawi,
used under CC BY-NC 2.0 // cropped, captioned