Poetry

Jennifer Compton: Two Poems

the moment, taken harkening clouds storming over our weatherboard house   rolled me tumbledown with their driven, indifferent distance   their imperative going somewhere else summoned, bidden   then that once, i was waylaid by a green lure a staircase   up into a wilderness within which each element touched   i sat on a lower step knees to my chin nodded, keened   (when i got to school i told a lie with eyes averted) Jennifer Compton plot each grain slips off each grain how can i make a garden out of this? recalcitrant and unrepentant sullen earth i…

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