Life is dense with stars, and in between,
the emptiness is where we are possible.
When I trace an unbroken line from your breast
to your clitoris, I am Hipparchus,
mapping out a new constellation.
When I taste your sweat,
it is the ocean I remember.
Inside you is the first breath,
the first speck of dust,
and the first tear.
-- Erik Rosen
Erik Rosen lives in Swissvale and has worked as a journalist, copywriter, medical writer and editor. He recently started the Te Cafe Reading Series and will soon be launching a new adventure/green-travel company. Many writers featured in Chapter & Verse are guests of Prosody, produced by Jan Beatty and Ellen Wadey. Prosody airs every Tuesday night at 7 on independent radio, WYEP 91.3 FM.