Jackson Holbert

After Rilke

Blood and light branch
my shoulder blades
parting and still I see it
dark and unwavering
through the snow-filled night.
A copper beech
stands up
in the wind
and all around it
white crocuses
shiver off
the cold.
A cuckoo lifts
from the quivering wood.

Jackson HolbertJackson Holbertā€™s work has appeared is forthcoming in Thrush, the minnesota review, and Muzzle, among others. He is an undergraduate at Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts, and a poetry editor for The Adroit Journal.

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