If you are lucky
you will find your echo,
not the cartoon version,
perched on a canyon’s edge
with the empty yelling
& cheeks like apples,
but the space that extends you,
fills the void
& becomes you
the way twigs return to a tree,
First published in “The Breath Before Birds Fly” (2013).
M.E. Silverman is poetry editor at Blue Lyra Review and review editor of Museum of Americana and author of the chapbook “The Breath Before Birds Fly” (ELJ Press, 2013).