We Wend Our Way Across Two Imaginings and Find The World Is Real


the sky sails on—fissures in
what seems—man in a tall pipe
showering under new light—someone stands
in the first place a second time
and wakes to morning light
through the interstices of wet boughs—
fissures in—the seamless
can be cracked wide—here is where
we enter through—rain shadow mess
halos—follow into another
—silver breath increases itself—we get in
water to see through surface
from the other side

Geoffrey Babbitt's work has appeared or is forthcoming in CutBank, Interim, DIAGRAM, Colorado Review, Octopus Magazine, Western Humanities Review, Shampoo and elsewhere.  He is currently a Ph.D. student in poetry at the University of Utah, where he serves as an Associate Editor of poetry for Quarterly West.