Ana Cottle poetry

19 | a halo being circular and all

a spinning globe

stubbornly attends noisy gatherings

celebrating with an edge

its only statement

as useless and excessive

as prayer

unguarded sentiments


tame but distinct

to reward the knot of light-hearted folk

assembled in pleats around the parking lot

hammering on a few ideas

one could get caught up in the nostalgia

of a nonexistent movement

caught in the valence of a vaguely contrived ideal

ana cottle currently serves as the Poetry Editor for Carve Magazine. Ana studied Comparative Literature at UC Berkeley with a concentration in feminist Yiddish poetry. Her poetry and translations have been published or are forthcoming in Ofi Press, Rabid Oak, FIVE:2:ONE, Hobart, and Mojave Heart Review among others.