Poem: “The Summoning” by Joshua McKinney
Source: Diode Poetry Journal
Favorite Line/Phrase: “late in the dark I hear my blind ears panting”
Reflection: The lack of punctuation in this poem is unnerving. Which is wonderful. In the same way the speaker is summoned by coyotes, I feel summoned by the breathless pull of the enjambment. And the line breaks feel even more crucial with the lack of formal punctuation. I am pretty old fashioned when it comes to punctuation, but this felt relevant and powerful.