Elation Cell

Miraculous to be part of the snow globe with the penguins
on the icebergs and the icebergs with the cold shock
and miraculous to be inside the dome with the curvature
of the dome and the penguins’ heads and the cold shock
far from the city where this is not taking place and to be
apart from the towers and a part of interiors with the curve
of the moon made from clay.

Nicholas Destino is nearing the end of the MFA program for poetry at Goddard College. Past publications include one book of poetry, Of Kingdoms & Kangaroo, First Intensity, 2008, and individual poems appearing in The American Poetry Journal, The Pitkin Review, and Trident.