Find me a poem: Cusp, by Kim Shuck
September 26, 2022 7:02 PM   Subscribe

My friend sent me a voice memo of a poem she liked: Cusp, by Kim Shuck. But she can't find the text and it was in a church bulletin, so she doesn't know what book or magazine it was published in. Please help me find this poem in print!

The text as best as I can transcribe from the voice recording, without the author's line breaks or punctuation:

Morning star
the redwood has caught her
for the moment, this
ancestor net, this
old game on the cusp of a day
that I know will be hot, will
bake the tiny tomatoes on the vine
and set the lavender and rosemary scent free
ripples of early autumn that break out
in orange butterflies
posted by cnidaria to Writing & Language (1 answer total)
 
Best answer: It appears in Deer Trails: San Francisco Poet Laureate Series No. 7
posted by mandolin conspiracy at 7:09 PM on September 26, 2022 [4 favorites]


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