Drift – Erica Goss

like a stone
across a wide
warm lake. The
day, reenacted in
fragments. Night
a surface I bend into.
Thoughts in cobweb
drift to earth. Sparks of
crimson dance against my
eyes, a bright constellation
of visitors I won’t remember
when I wake. Buffeted, oh so
gently, as if by wings of angels.
Erica Goss served as Poet Laureate of Los Gatos, CA from 2013-2016. In 2019, she won the Zocalo Poetry Prize. She is the author of Night Court, winner of the 2016 Lyrebird Award, Wild Place, and Vibrant Words: Ideas and Inspirations for Poets. Recent work appears in Lake Effect, Atticus Review, Contrary, Convergence, Spillway, Cider Press Review, Eclectica, The Tishman Review, Tinderbox, The Red Wheelbarrow, and Main Street Rag, among others. Erica is the editor of Sticks & Stones, a bi-monthly poetry newsletter. Please visit her at www.ericagoss.com.