IMAGE: Bhavna Misra
The Vibrations of Wind and Wings
KG Newman is a sportswriter who covers the Broncos and Rockies for The Denver Post. His first three collections of poems are available on Amazon, with the most recent book published in December by The Nasiona Press. The Arizona State University alum is on Twitter @KyleNewmanDP, and more info and writing can be found at kgnewman.com. He lives in Castle Rock, Colorado, with his wife and two kids.
In the buzzing blue box
strapped to my back,
there’s our last honeybees.
If you need a queen, I have that,
if you need a queen to kill that queen,
I have that too.
I have in my jacket
out-of-print trail maps
outlining every overgrown egress.
I can improvise nutrition
from a scrapped comb
and white pine bark;
with patience from a whipped line,
the settled past’s hooked mouth
tugs toward the surface.
I hold memories of you in the antigens.
I carry your hairbrush to better
understand your thoughts.
The stings don’t slow me down:
I am thickened. This pride
that once distanced you
packs up light as twine.