Kristen Orser
Like the penny under your tongue,
the word

swallowed, like the imaginary
ocean.  And your body 

has to be tied to a tree

for wanting too much;
much that cannot be 
answered for.

You don't care for the answer:

After the question,
another question

for the bird who falls in the lake
or the man who jumps

out of his skin
at the sight of a spider.