Christopher DeWeese

Naked Eye

There was a decade
I never had a status

The fall fell down on me
Like a bangle in the rain

I thought it might be dignified
To sleep inside a coffin

When fever came
I held it like a bell

Sometimes I still ring it
When I want to find my pain

Christopher DeWeese is the author of three books of poems: The Black Forest and The Father of the Arrow is the Thought, both published by Octopus Books, and The Confessions (Periplum Poetry). His poems have appeared in Australian Book Review, Granta, Poetry London, Tin House, and elsewhere. He is currently Associate Professor of Poetry at Wright State University.