Carol Dorf's poems have appeared in In Posse Review, Moira, A Cappella Zoo, Feminist Studies, Fringe, The Midway, Poemeleon, Runes, 13th Moon, and elsewhere. She is the poetry editor for Talking Writing, and a former editor of Five Fingers Review. I've taught in a variety of venues including Berkeley City College, a science museum, as a California Poet in the Schools and at Berkeley High School.


My First Doorknob Collection

Check marks on an impossible list

Using a snorkel down the hallway of our old apartment

The moon glares through curtains

The anchored timeline I asked my sister about

Waking at 3 a.m. wishing for more than a drink of water

Seeking entry through the wrong keyhole

The guilt of tripping over the cat in the dark

Not noticing the break in the grid before I'd driven to the end of the road

Someone else's lucky number