wind whooshes and rattles
up metal vents
through walls
crawl spaces
halting silence
just above my head
air thick around me
back to my chimes
sound before sun
shimmer before day
vibration before light
in the momentum of Spring

Valerie Sonnenthal joined the Cleaveland House Poets when she moved to the Vineyard in 2006. She publishes Errata Edition Books on Books series, and can be found cooking, swimming, listening to writers, and walking her dogs when she is not teaching or studying Gyrotonic movement, how our feet behave, and any ironic poetic thing.