I walked my loneliness home
under the roar and fiery roil of stars
crickets sang the night deep gold
I read the dew-gathered asphalt runes
illumined by streetlights
and the wan, desirous moon
you were somewhere
alive in the world
walking at night
hearing the song
originally appeared in Osiris, No. 61, 2005
and as a broadside by The Costmary
Ingrid Swanberg is a native Californian transposed to the Midwest. Her poetry has appeared in numerous small press venues. A chapbook, Eight Poems, currently appears in the online Light & Dust Anthology of Poetry and The Costmary Press has just released another, Three Bird Songs. Her book, Ariadne & Other Poems is forthcoming from Bottom Dog Press in the spring of 2013.
She edits the poetry journal Abraxas and directs Ghost Pony Press in Madison, Wisconsin. She published Zen Concrete & Etc., a definitive collection by avant-garde Cleveland poet d.a.levy, and continues to contribute to the growing scholarship on levy’s work.