Begin with the stardust in your never-
empty throat, search through sinew electric
and constellating different from us
but the same in fierce in wrangling.
Search unfamiliar arrays,
gaze beyond Orion to unearth
novel strands, unshackle our daughters
from our daughters from our mothers’ DNA.
May you search different angles of the same
enduring sun—unstitch tendons
from tenuous ribbons of rheumatism.
May you search for and find our heart
chambers rearranged for a feast
of hope trimmed in wing and facet.
for Kathryne Marks, PhD, immunologist and daughter of the RA Warrior, who is searching for a cure for RA.
(Pam Sinicrope served as an editor for Howling Bird Press and is an MFA candidate at Augsburg University. She is a senior poetry editor for the new Journal, RockPaperPoem. Some of her poems are forthcoming or found in SWWIM Every Day, Spillway, The Night Heron Barks, The Muse, Aethlon, Indolent Books: Poems in the Afterglow, Literary Mama, 3 Elements Review, and Appalachian Journal. Pam lives in Rochester, MN. She has a doctorate in Public Health and engages in research to eliminate health disparities with a focus on cancer prevention. She enjoys time with her family, hiking with her dog, tennis, and independent films.)
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