“The Poet Is the Priest of the Invisible”
A barely-there Glasswing,
the poet is a priest of the gossamer,
the will-o’-the-wisp, the cranchiidae.
She gives a sermon of crystalline words,
worn down from her labor,
translucent, prone to scrutiny.
She casts each one out into the murk,
sees what catches the light.
Sarah Katz’s debut poetry collection, Country of Glass, is forthcoming from Gallaudet University Press in spring 2022. Her poems have appeared in District Lit, So to Speak, Rogue Agent, MiPOesias, The Shallow Ends, and Bear Review, among others. She has contributed essays and articles to a variety of publications, including The Atlantic, The Guardian, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Rumpus, Slate, and others. She lives in Fairfax, Virginia, with her husband.