The widened gyre of the police helicopter
Until it treads air
Of spotlight on murk.
Though dark, the city park
Is overrun with curiosity seekers.
Some saw the man enter the water.
News crews stage interviews.
Spectators are sent home.
Kimberly L. Becker has recent or forthcoming publications
in Autumn Sky, Beltway Poetry Quarterly, Ghoti Magazine,
and Triplopia, as well as in an anthology of contemporary
women’s poetry, Letters to the World (Red
Hen Press). Her poems inspired a dance choreographed
by Dr. Lenette Perra, Ballet Master and Resident
Choreographer of TCDE. Kim has held a state fellowship
in fiction (New Jersey), with short fiction in Parting
Gifts. A Southerner of European and Cherokee descent,
she lives with her family in the Washington, D.C.
area and may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org