Over • Ronald Pelias

As talk vanishes
into the understood,
a closing,
a covering,
a made bed.

Hand drops hand.

Eyes drop down
in regret,
in the rub and rid
of it all.


Ronald's poems have appeared in a number of journals,
including Small Pond, Yet Another Small Magazine,
Out of Line, Midwest Poetry Review, Margie, and
Whetstone. His most recent books, Methodology of the
Heart: Evoking Academic and Daily Life (AltaMira Press),
Leaning: A Poetics of Personal Relations (Left Coast Press),
and Performance: An Alphabet of Performative Writing
(Left Coast Press), call upon the poetic as a research strategy.