Suzanne Zelazo

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Sister Space

Sisters asleep at the fold,
while histories surface.
Sparrow-waisted, they hinge,
expose butterfly bruises.

Symmetrical, they shimmer
among gaps.
Double exposure of breastbone and fog.

Tufts of inflamed candour,
twinning the overlap.
With a feral flicker they swiften and billow.

Porcelain doubt,
an heirloom that devours
the space between them,

Swallowing sisters,
not fleeting, or shifting, or slaying,
but enjambing,


Cortical velvet mouthbloom
aloof on syncopated sunshine
bruised passage of limelight

Agape under Northern Lights

daughters of deco
echo of sunshine
forever and always and sometimes


Suzanne Zelazo is a poet, editor and educator. She has a PhD in English with a specialty in modernist poetry. Suzanne’s second book of poetry, Lances All Alike is forthcoming this spring (April 2018) from Coach House Books. She is also the editor of Incarnations: The Photographs of Janieta Eyre (CHB 2017) and the co-editor of Body Sweats: The Uncensored Writings of Baroness Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven (MIT Press) as well as Crystal Flowers: Poems and a Libretto by Florine Stettheimer (BookThug).