There is a blue in a Colorado sky
that defies description, a high-altitude blue
that makes you go deep into a mine for silver
and come back up with turquoise
but that’s not quite it
because turquoise can have the green
of a mountainside veined with crushed debris
and Colorado has a crisp like apples
from canyon orchards fed to mustangs
still roaming after the first Europeans here.
Kyle Laws is based out of Steel City Art Works in Pueblo, CO where she directs Line/Circle: Women Poets in Performance. Her collections include Uncorseted (Kung Fu Treachery Press, 2020) Ride the Pink Horse (Stubborn Mule Press, 2019), Faces of Fishing Creek (Middle Creek Publishing, 2018), This Town: Poems of Correspondence coauthored with Jared Smith (Liquid Light Press, 2017), So Bright to Blind (Five Oaks Press, 2015), and Wildwood (Lummox Press, 2014). With eight nominations for a Pushcart Prize and one for Best of the Net, her poems and essays have appeared in magazines and anthologies in the U.S., U.K., Canada, and Germany. She is editor and publisher of Casa de Cinco Hermanas Press.
© 2021, Kyle Laws