Good Darkness

                   as in, penumbral moon
         opening a silver
         portal to

                   selenite spinning
         words to questions

                   are trying to reach—but
         not trying as in

                   as in, fishing
         on a cold, still sea
         —the moment

                   the reel catches, you
         straighten the line
         and become

                   the light

Nancy Lynée Woo is a 2015 PEN America Emerging Voices Fellow, a co-founder of the Long Beach Literary Arts Center, and the author of two chapbooks, Bearing the Juice of It All (Finishing Line Press, 2016) and Rampant (Sadie Girl Press, 2014). She teaches poetry workshops in Long Beach called Surprise the Line, hosts two poetry reading series, Poetry on the Rocks, and Off the Page: The Story Behind the Stanzas, and works as a freelance writer, editor and event planner.   WEB   PATREON