Darling Hands, Darling Tongue, Sally Rosen Kindred

1. Wendy

The name of my hips, the name of my tongue:
Darling, they told me. I could tell a story
to thread a boy through clouds,
stitch him fast to my window. I could fly
my needle body across a sky
to land and bloom, mother his whole lost tribe.

Darling, they said.
I could be their island.

-- Excerpt from "What the Lost Girls Know", from Darling Hands, Darling Tongue

Darling Hands, Darling Tongue
by Sally Rosen Kindred

About Sally Rosen Kindred

Sally Rosen Kindred is the author of the poetry collection No Eden (Mayapple Press, 2011) and the chapbook Garnet Lanterns (2006), winner of the Anabiosis Press Prize. Her poems have appeared in the anthologies Best New Poets 2009 (U. of Virginia Press) and The Moment of Change (Aqueduct Press, 2011), and in Quarterly West, Linebreak, Hunger Mountain, and other journals. A recipient of fellowships from the Maryland State Arts Council and the Virginia Center for Creative Arts, she lives in Columbia, Maryland with her family.