Two Poems

Two Poems

Elegy When the dog, at last, is satisfied, we descend from the highest peak we’ve dared test our spikes on, a moderate hill in the park where others in boots have pressed a system for feet in the ice trails. As a matter of consistency, we hike, pause at the overlook...
The glaciers, irrevocably melting

The glaciers, irrevocably melting

    groan and heave in heavy labor. When my body slid into transition, down that steep moraine, the midwife murmuring some pre-Latin Alpine language, I shattered like that, too. Easier the grief of words than any bone- deep thaw, the afterbirth’s tossed...
Blessing

Blessing

    People see my scar and say You’re lucky. But when I wake I listen to make sure she’s breathing. And in the clearest morning sky the tiny silver plane appears to be falling. Many things burn to the ground. In a frenzy of pedestrians a woman sits with an...
Four Fragments

Four Fragments

  fragment 4:14-15               …still the air, what rusty trill unsettles from the tree?   I am listening for the direction of your next call....
Two Poems

Two Poems

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#Birdie Sanders

#Birdie Sanders

For three voices simultaneously the hidden cost of a ravenous expansionism has called for frighten’d security measures following the attacks the gutted middle class citing unnamed sources has alleged a landslide forming somewhere in the deep middle and also a bird on...