Even when it’s raining, even when it’s dry
Even when I’m hungry, even when I’m full
Even when I’m loud, even when I’m laughing
At the top of my noise:
The mammalian dive reflex, the way a heartbeat instantly slows underwater
I still ether-dream the cautious footsteps
Of wolves under evergreen snow
Singing glasslike against the wildfire


About Nate Maxson

Nate Maxson is a writer and performance artist. He is the author of several collections of poetry, most recently "The Whisper Gallery" from Litfest Press. He lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
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