Almost light enough to see the color
of the morning cars, windshield wipers
whispering away the dew. A golden orb
weaver picks across his web
to captured damselflies in this last
lavender hour, with your robe on the floor
and mist on the mirror.
It's going to be a hot day.
Julianna McCarthy is a poet based in Los Angeles. Her work has appeared in numerous journals, including in The Antioch Review, Catameran, Hole in the Head, American Journal of Poetry, Nimrod and others. Her collection of poems Night Surgery was just published by Blue Horse Press. She holds an MFA in poetry from New England College