Other people are the lightning in our lives,
joining sky and earth, churning dirt
to glass. Now
what am I?
It’s okay to be afraid, to wave
like a leaf prepared to fall.
is coming to save us
from the things we love.
Cooper Wilhelm is the author of three books of poetry, including DUMBHEART/STUPIDFACE (Civil Coping Mechanisms/2017). Swine Song, a chapbook of poems about pigs, comes out next month from Business Bear Press. He used to do a radio show about witchcraft. Yell at him on twitter @CooperWilhelm.