Carolyn Krieg   © 2013 All Rights Reserved


The girl, frozen
at the moment she knows,

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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