All spring
on the bottom
of our rainboots,
on the backs
of our slickers

the daguerreotypes
drizzling down the red tulips,
the hyacinths
like sistrums
making a march on the Flexpart,

the stores of seaweed
like gnarled hands,

the amber bottles of Iodine
lifting their monked hoods
from shelves of the pharmacy,

the empty rows
of Vibrant Greens
announcing their absence
at Shop N' Kart,

while the grass grows ever longer
undeterred, and the weeds denser,
on the invisible cut of the loom.

*   *   *   * 

Julie Weber is the author of The Cantor Set (Love's Body, 2012) and Resin (Love's Body, 2012). She was the winner of the 2011 Dana Award for Poetry. Julie was a Lambda Literary Fellow for the year 2010, and has been a finalist/semi-finalist in the Tupelo Snowbound, Oscar Wilde, Chroma, Orlando, Joy Harjo, Alligator Juniper and Lexi Rudnitsky competitions. Poems appear or have appeared on the Oregon Poetic Voices site and in Alligator Juniper, OCHO #22 and Harrington Lesbian Fiction Quarterly, among others. 


Peggy Blakeslee
01/14/2013 2:56pm

I thoroughly enjoyed Julie Webers "Harvesting Isotopes" and look forward to reading more of her poetry by such a gifted writer!

01/15/2013 12:49pm

"Harvesting Isotopes" by Julie Weber is a wonderful example of her
beautiful, free spirit. I look forward to reading more of her work.

Ginny Wilhelm
01/15/2013 5:14pm

It was wonderful to read Julie's poem. Such great insight and I hope to see a lot more of her poetry.

Lynn Wood
01/18/2013 12:27pm

A very thoughtful poem. It all goes on, with or without us...

Marie Saul
02/02/2013 1:29pm

I so enjoyed Julie's poem. It was beautifully written and I look forward to reading more of her poetry. She is so gifted. Marie Saul


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