posted May 10, 2011

forgive me where leaves float silent
over the field's slightly-opened palm

forgive me inside the loose clasp of night
while I feel my way around

forgive me where fireflies make no noise

where smooth tongue and double heart
once embraced
like a brother and sister in love

where I gave you
a heavy lie which you held
in your hands as if it were a feather

Michael Homolka's poems have appeared recently or are forthcoming in publications such as 32 Poems, New Orleans Review, Parnassus, Ploughshares, The Threepenny Review, and Witness. He grew up in Los Angeles and works in book production in New York City.

We’ve published seven more poems by Homolka: “sometimes song,” “Hooky,” “Vertigo,” “Rubato,” “golden gate park,” “Fairground II,” and “Orchard Street.”