Karissa Knox Sorrell
Adam and Eve
It was the night we slept under
leaves, green waves floating
down on us, covering our faces, our skin
glistening with dew
stars peeking through
a churning kaleidoscope of shadow
and green, and you looked
at me with less than purity
in the morning they wanted
to find us
but we were woven
so deep within roots
we could not be seen
(A Found Poem)
Even his parents left everything free
to watch endless nature trails
found on corkboards for which the sea is now turning.
Entering from the rear door,
the silence between one Rome and another, conducive
for love, for drinks, more drinks. The perimeters are open
for us to meet unique trees, cut by sunrays and more
competitive sunrays. We find a fish on the disc
golf course, a small exhibit, a life drawing, a revision
of caution. On the boulevard, we lean together
over cups of tea.
Inside the body of the world
there lives a vine
in footprints and rootprints,
that touches our suffering
that heals the broken earth
that intertwines our pulses
until our breaths carry a new seed
While we sleep rain saturates the land
and in the morning
tunnels through fog.
I want to be the world, freshly washed.
About the author:
Karissa Knox Sorrell is a writer, poet, and ESL educator from Nashville, Tennessee. Her poetry and non-fiction have previously been published in journals such as Silver Birch Press, Flycatcher, Parable Press, San Pedro River Review, Cactus Heart, and St. Katherine Review. Her poetry chapbook, Evening Body, is forthcoming from Finishing Line Press. Karissa works for Metro Nashville Public Schools training and mentoring ESL teachers.