A husk, detailed and plush—
a blanket of silk wrapped around
a single ear of corn. That may be enough
proof of a god for me. The hard-shelled cover
of an avocado—how a great force or being
gives protection for a nourishing delicacy
beneath, a skull, too. Mine when I fell
from a bike to a sudden darkening
(and where did I go?)
but not knowing,
only that a man
held my hand
as I lay in the back
of an ambulance.
Sarah Dickenson Snyder has two poetry collections, The Human Contract and Notes from a Nomad. Poems will appear or have been in The Comstock Review, Damfino Press, The Main Street Rag, Chautauqua Literary Magazine, RHINO, The Sewanee Review, Front Porch, and Whale Road Review.