by Kristine Ong Muslim
Center of Gravity
be drawn into shape,
I am the curled form
it wants to see: toes, limbs,
the hair parts, a doppelganger
corners of the room, the edges where
is recovered from
the other side of the landscape
stroke of white, it takes its first stride.
does not wait for the other, the left pair
earth, sand, water, pavement.
Kristine Ong Muslim's work has appeared in more than four hundred publications worldwide, most recently in A River & Sound Review, Boston Review, Coe Review, Cold-Drill, Grasslimb, and Poetry Quarterly. She has been nominated five times for the Pushcart Prize and four times for the Science Fiction Poetry Association’s Rhysling Award. Her publication credits are listed here.