Made by the ribbed, silver
strip that sets the coast of Formica.

Indentation dug darker than its
surround. Riverbed in skin drying to memory.  

My fingers drawn to your forearm. The groove and
soft verge. Fine, witnessing hairs. Like an invitation to breathe.


Danny Burdett of Chicago has had poems published in Mudfish and Cape Rock Poetry. He is also the author of the film blog Pictureland.