Peaches overflow the given
bowl: a gift from two lovers
no longer in love. One
remarried a restaurant hostess.
The other found new life in Connecticut.
It’s cold for the first time this October.
My coat fails my neck—
I clutch its collar close and slip
my fingers through the knit, wanting
what wool wants: some famished moth
to prove its worth and eat and birth.
MAYA PINDYCK is a multidisciplinary poet/artist and the author of two poetry collections: Emoticoncert (Four Way Books, 2016) and Friend Among Stones (New Rivers Press, 2009, winner of the Many Voices Project Award). She is the recipient of a 2019 National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship. Her poems have been recently published in Seneca Review, Quarterly West, Barrow Street, and the Los Angeles Review. She lives in Philadelphia where she teaches and directs the writing program at Moore College of Art & Design.