Sunnylyn Thibodeaux: Different Than Reality

There’s Static When You Drag Your Feet for Sound

                                       for Anselm Berrigan


If not for the draft

from the old windows

sitting askew in the frame

you could think it’s summer

Dull hours of floor games

and Fantasmagory reading

I cringe at NPR’s interview

about power and greatness

Crunching loud on seeded

crackers and black

garlic so that my head

sounds out something

different than the reality

that keeps catching

like dust in the ice

cold beams of sun

Sunnylyn Thibodeaux identifies as a poet, a mother, a victim, a survivor, a believer, and a witch. She is the author of numerous books of poetry including the fragmented serial poem Universal Fall Precautions (Spuyten Duyvil) and the lyric collections As Water Sounds and Palm to Pine (Bootstrap). New work is forthcoming in Duende, Poetry Now, The Recluse and a recent chapbook, What’s Going On, is out from Bird & Beckett.  She lives in San Francisco.