Against Sky's Warm Belly

New & Selected Poems

978-1-68003-109-6 Paperback
6 x 9. x 0.560 114 pp.
Pub Date: 12/15/2016
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The poems of Sarah Cortez flex lean muscles to build lyric intensity and a gripping edginess often backlit by an incandescent, controlled eroticism. Cortez reveals the hidden underworld of her fellow police officers, whose lives comprise the thin blue line and whose blood sometimes splashes and blackens on summer concrete.
Aquarium

And what of the water?
A transparency
we swim through, lithe
white muscle,
the glide of fins.
We move and move
forever inside reflections,
refractions, ruckus
from the other side.
Our eyes never close.
We see you
coming.
We don’t think
we’re dinner.

Published by Texas Review Press