Early Harvest

In the month of April, The Standing Desk will showcase four pieces under the “April Flowers” series from Liz James. This is the third installment of the four works. Look out for an interview with Liz James soon!


Early Harvest

Ultraviolet undergarments
meant to attract
Mutual Benefit
Symbiotic favors returned
but the little white dress on top
is so appealing.

Plucked from the street
Flighted highway
Unimagined colors flash
like air traffic control
Lighted cones to signal
a landing strip
Uncharged & ready for contact.

You were [apprehended]
by groping hands.
Clumsy fingers extending
from eyes blind to your
intricate symbiosis

Potential partners buzz past
and watch
at a [thousand] frames per second
Following other lights.


liz_james_poetry_kansasLiz James is a 23-year-old poet from Kansas. Their poetry revolves mostly around themes of self-discovery and plant life. They self-published a zine, ‘Rehab for Caffeine Addicts’ in 2015, and have been a featured reader for the Taproom Poetry Series and KU’s Undergraduate Reading Series, which they directed from 2015 until 2017. Liz’s favorite flowers are cornflowers and anemones.

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