Dan Beachy-Quick


​I used to eat clouds
when in the motherless air I felt this desire
for thought and the old
appetites blue underneath their silver
edge came and the wasp looking for a hole
in the screen made of holes
while rain gains weight at the window
frame the ever lessening portion still
mine of mind called the open

Dan Beachy-Quick is the author, most recently, of gentlessness (Tupelo Press) and Shields & Shards & Stitches & Songs (Omnidawn). He is a Monfort Professor at Colorado State University, where he teaches in the MFA Creative Writing Program, and is a current Guggenheim Fellow.