Corona at totalityConcentrate forever
on her solar eclipse: A delicate corona
never, never

leaving a splash. She is the sender,
a heaving sea in Barcelona,
and I place her here, and concentrate forever

on her strange touch. I had surrendered
to the soft, white milk of her hands. Her salty aromas
never, never

captured in a letter.
Her wetness spilling over and over.
So I should concentrate forever

on her surging waters, her
waves always running back to me,
never, never

Copyright © 2007, Allison Parker

Image Credit: Ross Berteig, some rights reserved

Allison Parker is a poet and playwright whose work has appeared in Poetry East, Lilies and Cannonballs, and the Oklahoma Review. She currently lives in Wilmington, NC and teaches writing at Southeastern Community College.