OVERTURE IN THE KEY OF F
Fringed and slender, obtained by a deciding match, irrevocably moved through water.
Payment, ransom, bunting, linnet, find. I came upon it accidentally by experiment. The
bullet found its mark, trying to find its tongue. Finely plays the hero forfeit.
A finger wave, utterly and finally. The scandal of pine. The phenomenon of light and
heat, met with kindle, launch. Sought by roundabout, the knot made, in spite of the
fissile, the grain, breaking by the fistful. To be both healthy and convulsing, it is fitting
how we fit.
Carrie Olivia Adams lives in Chicago, where she is a book publicist for the University of Chicago Press and the poetry editor for Black Ocean. She is the author of Forty-One Jane Doe’s (book and companion DVD, Ahsahta 2013) and Intervening Absence (Ahsahta 2009).