Cow in a Cradle

by Nicole Wilson

Foxglove snapped
tune of a blanketed
breath in the night
window a moon’s chest

don’t stay here
don’t gloat or read “politics”

ask the girlfriend if she knows
about business
cards passed around at prom

answer we know so little
of what the forest is

Nicole Wilson is the author of the chapbook Amazing Face forthcoming from Phantom Limb Press. She lives in Chicago.