Rye Beach Springs

 

The smoke and mirrors of remembering

The smoke so thick, I could nail it

to the walls between lens and light

 

Parting the smoke between

yesterday and today

To see

Crooked lights on an edge of spring

A face behind every rock

And a lithograph of that cottage shivering in the

cold winds of April

Foamy winds bouncing off a chilled lake

Chattering spring

not able to find its footing

on a rocky beach of frosty sands

 

Cottages living in quiet shadows of neglect

Thin walls trembling

Living out their reprieves in life spans___ long past

winter hanging on with firm fingers

 

Remembering, remembering from far away

long lost springs.

 

Susan’s poems and fiction are on Eastown Fiction, Ken *Again, Penman Review, Inner Art Journal, Feathered Flounder, and Hurricane Press. In 2007, she won the grand prize for poetry from Oneswan.

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