F A R R Y L L A S T
H E R M E N E U T I C C H A O S J O U R N A L
Farryl Last is a 2015 MFA graduate from Hunter College, where she now teaches. Her poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in Entropy, Red Paint Hill, Cheat River Review, Word Riot, and Poetry City, USA, among others. She once lived in Mantova, Italy, and taught English there.
A P H E L I O N
: the point in the path of a celestial body (as a planet) that is farthest from the sun
does not mean cold: wintering
in the yellow morning
what migrates past center, then back
waiting in brick walls in thick boots telescoping distance
some do not migrate
in the cupola, windowed
i mourn you not hearing this snow's soft glass lick
not a viceroy, you with flight veins spooling your body
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