sometimes it’s hard to remember/the names of things /those trees
along the side of the freeway/ I used to know what they are called
and then there are words I’ve never known /is there a word for
the lust bees feel for a flower /or the way his neck tastes /that moony
combination/ something like cyprus and salt and bone.
Ann Pedone graduated from Bard College with a degree in English and has a Master’s degree in Chinese Language and Literature from UC Berkeley. Ann is the author of the chapbook The Bird Happened, and the chapbook perhaps there is a sky we don’t know about: a re-imagining of sappho is forthcoming in December. Her work has recently appeared in Riggwelter, Main Street Rag, Poet head, Cathexis Northwest, The Wax Paper, and The Phare, among others.