Santa Clara University

Still-Born

SCU senior Alexander Matthew Weyand won the Tamara Verga Prize for his poem, “Still-born.”

Still-Born

Still-born moon is delivered

into the silk-smooth hands of night.

Rain on street
steps soft like baby feet on hardwood floor.

Boiling pot on my stove in my house:
the boiling bubbles burst like fish eggs.

I think now of her tiny cold hand placed in mine.

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