GALILEI · MARI DEWEESE
12×18, printed on 100% recycled linen paper.
Signed limited edition of 10.
Set in Mrs. Eaves.
Archive-quality glassine envelope included.
watch, have watched. But they
don’t see you in the middle, pushing
out with unknown density
the ever-closing water, and I do.
And they could not see me,
the shadows on my face, the way
I moved when the sun was on me,
turning me in its arms as a heart
on a spit and burning, but
you caught a glint
somehow, and thought:
what if I look towards this light?
And you did – and so saw me
fill your eyes full, phasing
into slivers and then to full
again, the first to see me dance,
to tell me: it’s ok
to dance while you are on fire –
all the best ones do.
Now a million eyes know
where I am, and I know,
they would never have known
what to look at without you
pointing your scope at
me, a speck
in this sky of ink
About the Author
(Mari) Deweese hangs out in dark bars with loose morals and plays musical poetry with her band bloodlikewine, a collaborative project. In between the gin, the green smoke, and the mean reds, she manages to hoard pages of specifically crafted poems that sometimes end up in something as organized as a manuscript. Her first book, Kinky Keeps the House Clean was published by Nixes Mate in 2017. The Milky Body is her second work, to be followed by Series from (behind) the Vale, also from Nixes Mate.