Sep ar at ed

In memoriam for Marina Tsvetaeva

A sparrow flies directly over head,
a way
To carry everything I turned from
with out
Looking off your green eyes, em er alds
app le ja de
The Indian Ocean near the shore,
so far fro m me—
Close as my next
heart beat.

About the Author

King Grossman is an award-winning poet, novelist, and writer of short prose. All royalties from King’s work are contributed to Occupy the Word Foundation, a nonprofit organization King founded to offer writers residencies and publishing opportunities to fresh, radical writers of poetry and fiction. King is the host of Artivism–which explores the intersection of writers and artists with social justice activism–on Your Town television program broadcast throughout the Monterey Peninsula, California area. A longtime fugitive from the worlds of Wall Street and Capitol Hill, these days he also regularly participates in nonviolent public actions to address climate change, economic injustice, institutionalized racism, inhumane immigration policy, oppressive violence and militarism. He lives in Camel-by the-Sea, California with his wife, Lisa, dog, Bogart, and sun conure parrot, Sunny.