Tag: poetry

Naming Poem

In the preface of the book I am reading, Quiet Until the Thaw, is this poem. It is a Cree narrative naming poem. There are several such poems, this is just one. I am going to look for the others. For me, the simplicity… Continue Reading “Naming Poem”

Getting Home in the Snow

My car’s dashboard has a light to tell me I’m skidding, as if the car’s actual skidding wouldn’t be enough indication, and the light was on all the way home from the movie theatre as approaching cars waved their uncertainty at me, getting hit… Continue Reading “Getting Home in the Snow”

Tell Me Your Story So I Can Make It Mine

If a person hears a storyfrom someone who, say, was just talkingand then tells that story to othersI’m wondering who owns the story If the story is about being afraid, so afraidthat one sits terrified, looking out the windowfor a car that might drive… Continue Reading “Tell Me Your Story So I Can Make It Mine”

Old Float

Black tractor tire tube Float little in her pond, gone Without the picture

The Map in My Pocket

There are a lot of hurting people. Sad people, sick people, people shiveringin the dark, people covering their eyes with their hands,sick with grief and longing. I’m not one of them.My hurting times were so long ago, I’veforgotten how to be frantic, how to… Continue Reading “The Map in My Pocket”

The Blank Page

Not writing can mean Suffocating heaps of words or vacancy, which

Soup Haiku

Soup dog hungry watch Pacing, sniffing, wishing long Pot boils out of reach

June Porch

Of all things, flowers Sun, rings on fingers, suede shoes Luck is the jewel

Arrive Early

Sit in front, don’t hide Your body is a statement Presence claims its space

Travel Hazard

Engine light glowing Looming doom, every inch Road yawns to swallow  

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