Felicia Zamora is the author of three poetry collections, including, most recently, Instrument of Gaps (Slope Editions, 2018) and & in Open, Marvel (Parlor Press, 2018). She teaches creative writing online for Colorado State University and is the education programs manager for the Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing at Arizona State University. She lives in Phoenix, Arizona.
Prayer of the Palo Verde Beetle
I watch a Palo Verde beetle on its back, flail tibia spurs & tarsi & antenna next to the gas station pump. Heat of crude oil, of carbon atoms in absorption; Continue reading