Claire Potter is the author of two chapbooks and a poetry ­collection, Swallow.
 (April 2019)


The Bees

There was a   hum of   fretwork   guess- work   a piecework of selves   on the veranda   where I asked my mother   how much did it cost   to carry   so many filaments two instead of one   when smocked   and behooved               we left the hospital   each with a   different kind of insomnia–––––a different kind                     of question   and a different kind of   mother   torn under a glistening   …