Sara Woods

& Somewhere the Sun

Somewhere there is a clearing
in a forest where the world is
not a lonely place.

Somewhere there is a mountain
I have written on in forest fires
that says I am sorry I am not

the one you were looking for.
I wanted to be so badly.
But I am just this one person.

& it says all this
spiraling across
below the tree line.

& somewhere the sun
looks the same coming up
as it does going down.

Sara Woods is a transgender writer living in Portland, OR. She is the author of the books Wolf Doctors (Artifice, 2014) and Sara or the Existence of Fire (Horse Less Press, 2014). Her poetry and collaborations are published or forthcoming in Guernica, Salt Hill, Denver Quarterly, Diagram, Columbia Poetry Review and Gulf Coast.