Poetry

Appetite

Hoonah, AK In the gravel parking lot behind the blue Laundromat I find raspberries, though here in the rain arched canes are rare. Haven’t been on land in weeks— it seems Continue reading

To List (Uaałukitaaq)

The boat rocks back and forth over the waters as they rise and the land recedes from sight. The land where women bleed all the time. The land of moss and Continue reading

Empire Parable

There’s a man who sits on the shore every morning, staring at the sea. And the sea stares back, defiantly. It won’™t release its secrets easily. I’ll give you an answer Continue reading

Snow White

I dreamt I woke in winter— even the river silent, its tongue caught mid- sentence, like mine when someone looks at me too closely. It had been years since I understood Continue reading

Pond Road, Truro

Two boys fling their lines where midges swarm above green plates of lily pads. Late summer heat defies the change that’s coming. Hydrangeas near the porch are purpling. Past dusk, hemlocks Continue reading