Stuart Jay Silverman

REPORT FROM THE SEA OF MOISTURE

The mocking-bird bush
squats under the riverbank
making a deposit.

It will grow, compounding all the way to the sea,
and the toadfish, which is real,
will swim disdainfully away
into the arms of the moon,

her ruby nipples fire stones,
her breasts edible oceans,

her flanks warm as yesterday’s magma

BIO

Stuart Jay Silverman is an east coast (Brooklyn, NY) expatriate retired from college/university teaching. He divides his domestic life between Hot Springs, Arkansas, and Chicago, Illinois. About 600 of his poems appear in 100+ journals and anthologies here and abroad; Hawk Publishing Group published The Complete Lost Poems: A Selection.