Cynthia Cruz

Mouth & Nomadic Reverie
October 24, 2018 Cruz Cynthia


Molar: a grinding tooth at the back of a mammals mouth.

Paper cut-out angels made with paper

and baby-lock scissors.

There is a word for this. A place.

Untamed.  Feral, seething

white teeth, animal.



At the body’s sweet between.

The bubble of cell connectors—
the border
at which they fissure.
This is before then.
Chihuahua, before
the great cancering moth
I am following back

into the veils of film and gleams

of nethering white memory.

Cynthia Cruz is the author of five collection of poems including her most recent, Dregs, published this fall from Four Way Books. Her first collection of essays, Disquieting: Essays on Silence and Power, will be published in 2018 by BookThug. Cruz is the recipient of fellowships from Yaddo, the MacDowell Colony, and a Hodder fellowship from Princeton University.