Hum for the Bolt

“Hum for the Bolt,” a poem by Jamaal May (poetry, ’11) appears online at Poetry.


It could of course be silk. Fifty yards or so
of the next closest thing to water to the touch,
or it could just as easily be a shaft of  woodcrumpling a man struck between spaulder and helm.
But now, with the rain making a noisy erasure
of this town, it is the flash that arrives

and leaves at nearly the same moment.  …[Keep Reading]…

Jamaal is the author of Hum (2013, Alice James Books).


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