March 30, 2020

ERIN WILSON AT THE POETRY PARTY - AND A GIVEAWAY

Erin Wilson's first poetry collection, At Home with Disquiet, was released with Circling Rivers Press on March 24, 2020. She would have been sharing this poem in Sudbury, Ontario, the day the first case of COVID-19 was announced there.

Erin Wilson
MARE

    “When is it we come to the realization that all things are wandering away?”
                                        Charles Wright

i.

I am driving by, watching.
Things like this always happen
inside the momentum of other things.
Time is like a waterfall,
someone says.

ii.

In the centre of a green pasture
four corpulent mares have gathered
in a circle to confer.
What they are discussing
is the listless colt
lying like a sable fur
upon the dew-lit grass.
One mare, probably the mother,
is stomping her hoof,
tearing up divots of soil.
Certainly, she thinks,
if I translate this angst
through this body—!

The four of them stare,
one unblinking eye
staring into the green eye of earth
which doesn't blink either.

This is how my grief for you works.
This is how it changes nothing. 

Erin Wilson offers free Advance Reader Copies to the first three writers/readers who write to her at thetinyleaf(at)gmail(dot)com

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