as if pale doves lit
my kitchen with their wings
beating smoke

as if a shell sang
silver coins
into my bed

and your answer
turned to sapphire
and stayed spoken

as if the water
in my bath
turned to wineA New Hampshire native, Kelley White studied at Dartmouth College and Harvard Medical School and has been a pediatrician in inner-city Philadelphia for more than twenty years. Her poems have been widely published over the past five years, including several book collections and chapbooks.

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