from Suelo Tide Cement                                                                                  —Christina Vega-Westhoff

Beside the hammock in
which I write men
shoveling emptying &
transporting cement
with purpose as of yet unclear
possible storage
facility of maker
the old man owner
who stood before the eggs

if the road to the inside of
was built less than one hundred
years ago
the sounds if we are seated
on top of gurgling
only masked over by


some grey swatch of presence
the clouds over Gaital
this morning that will
make the last stretch of
the climb a challenge

over the chest neck &
         the wind in the midst of journey

Christina Vega-Westhoff

Christina Vega-Westhoff is the author of Suelo Tide Cement, which won the 2016 Nightboat Poetry Prize and will be published in 2018. She lives in Buffalo, NY, where she teaches writing and movement with The Bird’s Nest Circus Arts, the Geneseo Migrant Center, Just Buffalo Literary Center, and Young Audiences of Western New York, and performs as an aerialist and dancer. 

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