blinded by clouds, Risa Denenberg

if time is not a spot just around the corner, then
I have long hair

and can run a mile smiling
these red-orange tomatoes are still green

or seeds in the ground, and
I don't love you.

-- what time is not, from blinded by clouds

About Risa Denenberg

Risa Denenberg is an aging hippie currently living in the Pacific Northwest who earns her keep as a nurse practitioner and has worked for many years in end-of-life care. She is a moderator at The Gazebo, an online poetry board; reviews poetry for the American Journal of Nursing; and is an editor at Headmistress Press, dedicated to publishing lesbian poetry. Her publications include the chapbooks, what we owe each other and In My Exam Room (The Lives You Touch Publications, 2013 & 2014) and a full length book, Mean Distance from the Sun (Aldrich Press, 2013). You can learn more about Risa at: