five oclock blow on the cape



hush    then gust

& leaves

turn over silver


clouds coffer the sky

marking off sections

of less & more dark


down the block

an overhead panel

slides open its slot



one white house     klieg-lit



everything else     violet




Rebecca Foust’s new book, ONLY, is forthcoming from Four Way Books in September 2022. She’s the author of three chapbooks including The Unexploded Ordnance Bin, winner of the Swan Scythe Chapbook Award and four books including Paradise Drive, winner of the Press 53 Award for Poetry. Recognitions include the Pablo Neruda Prize, the CP Cavafy and James Hearst poetry prizes, a Marin Poet Laureateship, and fellowships from The Frost Place, Hedgebrook, MacDowell, and Sewanee. Recent poems are in The Cincinnati Review, The Hudson Review, Narrative, Ploughshares, POETRY, and elsewhere.