Goddess of Wind
She has a wingspan, chest shaped into kite
that can soar above limestone cliffs over the lake
formed of a river off the Continental Divide.
Puzzled that no one else knows how to fly, so simple
in dreams—stretch out your arms and step off
into a wind that carries you across the sky dotted
with cumulus clouds, soft white across a Colorado
blue once the sun has passed noon on the dial
from where you stand without shadow,
hips slimmer than span, belly rounded above
legs proportioned so that they will steer
you to the other side, land gently on the far shore.
Kyle Laws is based out of the Arts Alliance Studios Community in Pueblo, CO where she directs Line/Circle: Women Poets in Performance. Her collections include Ride the Pink Horse (Stubborn Mule Press, 2019), Faces of Fishing Creek (Middle Creek Publishing, 2018), This Town: Poems of Correspondence with Jared Smith (Liquid Light Press, 2017), So Bright to Blind (Five Oaks Press, 2015), and Wildwood (Lummox Press, 2014). With six nominations for a Pushcart Prize, her poems and essays have appeared in magazines and anthologies in the U.S., U.K., Canada, and France. She is the editor and publisher of Casa de Cinco Hermanas Press.