Poems by Julia Rose Lewis
Corner of Your Eye
little men waiting,
little green men multiply
like rabbits– don’t fight
All little green fluorescent rabbits come from the sea from Aequorea victoria. Albino rabbits are
the result of artificial selection by human breeders. The protein of the green fluorescent jellyfish
can be maintained through breeding. Alba, glows with a bright green light when illuminated
with blue light. The body of the rabbit is clay waiting for an ache to take inside. Alive, a
lighthouse, she is a chimerical
animal. Alien and lovable body is the example of the problem. Odo means unknown sample in
the Bajoran language. Anomaly living with humanity. Roswell, time travel, kemosite, what is
known lies between changelings and gods. All the gods in this series are just other forms of life.
Star Trek portrays science as curiosity as a desire for the unknown, as a discussion.
This is deep space indeed.
Apples and Other Desires
after dad Dr. Anne Dalke
the malus domestica
worth a thousand words
Recite it meant, oh my god, she’s so Quaker! Despite the giant turtle earring, and the shirt red as
apple: anthocyanin, all american, and sinister. I have seen her sitting barefoot on lab bench and
on the facing bench. She gave me the planting of apple trees in the fall as a metaphor for
depression. For of course, old horses turn into trees, a farm of a forest. A story of evolution.
Appetite is a horse called Apple, who thinks herself to be a cow and steals a calf. Let me be an
epiphyte not a parasite in this evolution of stories.
About the poet
Julia Rose Lewis is working on her PhD in Poetry at Cardiff University. When not in school, she lives on Nantucket Island and is a member of the Moors Poetry Collective. Her poems have appeared in their anthologies, 3:AM, Poetry Wales, and Apt. Zarf Poetry is publishing her chapbook this autumn.