In the scattered fog,
the Good Samaritan gestures
to the fingerprint illustration:
guilt and psalms.
Sponsoring my travels,
He diagrams the air:
carbon monoxide ignites black-and-white palms.
He teaches me hopeful paradoxes:
to touch the wind, first lie in the hollowed-out maple tree.
You have reached your home.
Ann Blackburn is a student at Sarah Lawrence College, where she studies poetry. She has studied with Cynthia Cruz, Suzanne Gardinier, and Martha Rhodes. She is currently working on her manuscript. Her work has previously appeared or is forthcoming in Maudlin House, Red Paint Hill Poetry Journal, The Stray Branch, and Deep Water Literary Journal.