Jan Bottiglieri, 2019 BLR Poetry Prize Winner

like light is.

like my speckled skin: brim
and brink.  verge.

that’s me: floating around with the light.  little mote.
fluff uncoupled from the seed head: a blown wish:

stage one, stage two, buckle. glow. the doctor said    more
like one-and-a-half.  only particle.

what I harbor. like light.
a labor, letting go.