Lodestar Quarterly

Lodestar Quarterly
Figure reaching for a star Issue 2 • Summer 2002 • Poetry

love poem in a burning year

Dani Montgomery

i want to show you my love
like a handful of cicada shells
glimmering green under august sun.

i want to show you
my love
like bits of blue glass
ocean smoothed.

polished by sand and sweaty fingers:
my love,
the beauty that comes from all this
breaking and dying.

Dani Montgomery is a 24-year-old poet and activist. She teaches creative writing and runs a youth internship program for the San Francisco Arts Commission's WritersCorps program. She also works for The Center for Young Women's Development, an organization that works with young women involved in the juvenile justice system and underground street economies to promote social change and self-determination. She has been published in a number of magazines and anthologies, including: Revolutionary Voices, The Civil Disobedience Handbook, The Santa Clara Review, and Anything That Moves.

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