The Saviour


The fence post like a spear

through her back;

a sign post,

pointing her home.


Arms spread –

she’s a martyr,

a saviour,




by gravity;

by the weight

of her existence.

Alyssa Cooper was born in Belleville Ontario. A writer with a passion for literary fiction and free verse poetry, her first novel, Salvation, was released in 2012. Her first poetry collection, Cold Breath of Life, is anticipated for the winter of 2013. She is currently working as a designer in Belleville, where she lives with her vintage typewriters and her personal library.