Sarah Neal

The very grateful cliff

I was rockfilled I was      grateful caving
near headwaters    Sweetest kitty
of the gorge I was river      so pretty the days
of making nature there      The very grateful cliff

My underside pretty hurt      where you went
to medicine      Couldn’t say      Critical I went flying
out the little dog door

Sarah Neal received her MFA in Poetry Writing from Sarah Lawrence College. Her poems appear or are forthcoming in North American Review, Stone Highway Review, The Ilanot Review, Anthem Journal, Muzzle, Almost Five Quarterly, Wilde, Sinister Wisdom, Wicked Alice, ROAR and elsewhere. Her chapbook Speak So It Anchors You was published in 2016. She resides in the shadow of the Catalina mountains on the Tohono O'odham tribal lands now Tucson, Arizona with her dog Poe, 2 fish and endless hauntings.