Angela Williams brings humor, sensuality, a wise eye and a clear voice to poems reflecting her life in Northern Michigan.
To Persephone as a Man in the 21st Century
by Angela Williams
I prefer waltzes in the morning.
Strauss at seven, or so.
I wear a bell-shaped gown,
glide across a gleaming floor in your arms.
It can never be, but I feel
your hand at my waist
remembering you once led me
away from myself so completely
our skin disappeared.
Before you return home
you’ll choose a bauble at some
bazaar, hide it in your pocket
for your hand to graze its slightness.
I’ll feel the rush up my spine as you take flight.
Angela Williams grew up in northern Michigan. She studied creative writing and theatre at Western Michigan University, and now works in the cherry industry in Leelanau County.