Noelle Kocot

Let’s be God

For a moment,


Shall we?

That which invites



That which is suspended


From a great height,

The presence


Of approximation

Heavy in the meadows,


I’m not afraid,

And yet


My shroud vanishes

In these lines,


I am so wept

Past weeping,


And what seems to hold

The world in its place


Is evidence of the

Weighted trees,


And leaves me always



Found In Volume 52, No. 03
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Noelle Kocot
About the Author

Noelle Kocot's ninth book of poetry, ASCENT OF THE MOTHERS, will be out from Wave Books in 2023.  They teach part-time in the Creative Writing Program at The New School.  They are the poet laureate of Pemberton Borough, New Jersey.