Claudia Serea

Poetry is

Poetry is
of no use,

but it stays with you
like a blind dog

that sniffs your troubles
and licks your hands

and your eyes,
especially the eyes.

Claudia Serea’s poems and translations have appeared in Field, New Letters, 5 a.m., Meridian, Gravel, among others, and she’s the author of four poetry collections, most recently Nothing Important Happened Today (Broadstone Books, 2016).