in the sun images
glide their languid descent
like dust motes on diaphanous beams
streaming through your skylight.
i catch one on my fingertip — the memory of
[redacted; too sacred to sully with utterance].
i amass these transient jewels like snow-
flakes on the tip of my tongue.
they taste like your ocean lips;
their salt leaves me thirsting.
Paris Rosemont is an Asian-Australian poet whose work has been featured in Verge Literary Journal and FemAsia Magazine, among others. She is the winner of the 2022 New England Thunderbolt Poetry Prize and has been longlisted for the 2023 Liquid Amber Poetry Prize. Paris has been awarded the Varuna Shanghai Residency, Atelier Artist-in-Residence Ireland, and WestWords/Copyright Agency Fellowship.