Sunday, July 19, 2015

Atlas Poetica, Number 17, Spring 2014

almost 60
still raiding my sister's closet
her hand-me-downs
stitching the seams
of body and soul together

in the nursing home
parchment skin cradles brittle bones
a blue labyrinth
inked on mother's handscape
time's trembling calligraphy

school cancelled
after the blizzard
Poseidon's statue in the park
wears a red toque
a snowball in his hand

the zookeeper walking
two reindeer
through our village
practicing for the parade

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