Cut me and bleed

cut me and bleed
I shall take your rose and shrew it
use it well
as dream

bream deep under glad waters
rucking deeper to the spit
the split of graves
waves challenging the arc of sky

strike me to know
how far to dance into the world

deeper in, please

Robin Wyatt Dunn was born in Wyoming in 1979. The son of a geologist father and a potter mother, he has lived in six states, the U.K., and Canada. New Pop Lit called him “one of the most talented writers in America.” He has been nominated for several awards, including the Rhysling, Elgin, Pushcart and Best of the Net. He was once a finalist for Poet Laureate of Los Angeles. Currently he lives in Tucson, Arizona. Read other articles by Robin, or visit Robin's website.