Filmmaker and photographer Carla Schwartz’s poems have been widely published, including in The Practicing Poet (Diane Lockward, Ed) and in her collections Signs of Marriage, Mother, One More Thing, and Intimacy with the Wind. Recent publications and acceptances include The Ear, Channel, California Quarterly, Cutthroat, The Poet’s Touchstone, Ibbetson Street, Inquisitive Eater, Paterson Literary Review, Triggerfish Critical Review, The MacGuffin, Verse-Virtual Online, and Leon. Carla Schwartz is a 2023 recipient of a Massachusetts Cultural Council Grant. Carla's CB99videos youtube channel has 2,400,000+ views. Learn more at carlapoet.com Twitter @cb99videos Instagram @cb99videos. Photo by Mark Ostow Photography
Eat Swim Nap
You eat. I swim.A warm day. Darkness naps.Robins perch and the wind brimsin the garden lost in weeds. The wind swims with the perched robins. Youare lost in weeds. Darkness brims in the garden, a warm day.I eat, then nap. Darkness naps lost in weeds while windbrims. Robins perch in the garden.A warm day lost in weeds, swimsin darkness perched with robins. You, I eat.