“Eve Takes to the Air”

“Eve Takes to the Air” by Karen L. George was crafted from “Part I, Africa” of The Climates of the Continents by W. G. Kendrew (1922) and begins:

The wind descends, pronounces her name
says, Come nearer, presses his open mouth on hers

fills her with the idea they trade places for a day
he in the lowlands, she high in the sky

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Also by Karen L. George at Heron Tree: “The Wait,” “Lip of the Well,” “In the Well,” and “In Sleep’s Cape.”