PoetryIssue 02 | December 2008

Two Poems by Christine Potter

April 1st, Route 43, Massachusetts

Mustard-colored colonial houses
set in long, flat, dormant fields, also
mustard-colored. Near a pond milky
with snow melt, the last clump of snow,
haloed in fog. It is sixty-five degrees,

and some other houses here are old
but were never beautiful. This one
is colorless except for the Fourth of July
bunting and Christmas candy canes lining
its front porch. Even the sky seems

drained, but the wind is picking up and
you and I are almost where we’d planned
to be at day’s end. Thunder’s in the forecast—
no joke.  And just now, something is
turning over in its den, ready to awaken.

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Two Poems by David Havird
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Holland by Rick Mullin
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Koinonia Farms by Alina Stefanescu
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The Value of Small Money by Megan Hallinan
Screensaver by Sandra Larson
Thirty Cents by Tommy McAree
Gokarna by Kate McCahill
Going Places by Rachel Miller-Howard
Susanville CA: Notes From The Road by Susan Volchok