March 22, 2020

KIM FAHNER AT THE POETRY PARTY

Kim Fahner writes: I was meant to read in Calgary (at Pages on Kensington) on April 8th, and in Edmonton at Audreys Books on April 9th as part of the Pedlar Press tour, but both readings were cancelled because of the virus. 
 


Kim Fahner
Eclipse

On this mid-August day
the sun succumbs to the fancies
of the unseen moon, eases closer,
persistent, certain, Catherine Wheels

sparking wildly toward the unknown.
Moon is pockmarked with love.
Empty riverbeds and traces of
lost spacemen who gathered up 

pieces of moonlight, stones to take home
in their pockets. Sun is suspended fire,
solitary; moon a patient shadow
progressing, occult dime disk.

They meet: obscured,
aching, a pavan, kisses
seen through empty
shoe and cereal boxes. 

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