Carolyn Krieg   © 2013 All Rights Reserved

Carry


The girl, frozen
at the moment she knows,
child.

Green hollows
in late spring,
wind softens.

Slabbed, hapless hours
as she considers
the weight of equations.

A limit, a bruise
of bird against sky,
the spider’s slim web.

The girl in her smallness.
She separates words
according to sound.

Furled petals, pale
scilla in a sun-shaft.
Who to tell.

 


Mercedes Lawry
Copyright © 2013  

Mercedes Lawry has published poetry in such journals as Poetry, Nimrod, Poetry East, the Saint Ann’s Review, and others. Twice nominated for a Pushcart Prize, she’s published two chapbooks, most recently Happy Darkness. She’s also published fiction, essays, and stories and poems for children. She lives in Seattle.


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