Life While-You-Wait
Poetry

Life While-You-Wait

Life While-You-Wait. Performance without rehearsal. Body without alterations. Head without premeditation. I know nothing of the role I play. I only know it’s mine, I can’t exchange it. I have to guess on the spot just what this play’s all about. Ill-prepared for the privilege of living, I can barely keep up with the pace … Continue reading

Interlude
Poetry

Interlude

When I have baked white cakes And grated green almonds to spread on them; When I have picked the green crowns from the strawberries And piled them, cone-pointed, in a blue and yellow platter; When I have smoothed the seam of the linen I have been working; What then? To-morrow it will be the same: … Continue reading

Not a Broad
Poetry

Not a Broad

on the road near to where the Assiniboine twists and ice skaters play, a cardboard sign held by a bandaged hand reads “pawned my heart for a warm meal” standing underneath mighty elm trees with branches crackling under the weight of winter snow and sorrow where the cold burns my eyes and the tears freeze … Continue reading

Motel Pool
Poetry

Motel Pool

The plump good-natured children play in the blue pool: roll and plop, plop and roll; slide and tumble, oiled, in the slippery sun silent as otters, turning over and in, churning the water; or-seamstresses-cut and sew with jackknives its satins invisibly. Not beautiful, but suddenly limned with light their elliptical wet flesh in a flash … Continue reading