publishing poetry only

Monday's Poem

© 2009 Kim Clark

Kim Clark lives on Vanouver Island. Disease and desire, mothering and the mundane propel her ongoing journey between poetry and prose. Kim's work can be found in Body Breakdowns (Anvil Press), The Malahat Review, Portal, Ascent Aspirations, as well as e-zines and other publications in Canada and the U.S. She has been an editor for Artistry and Portal, and has just completed a BA in Creative Writing at Vancouver Island University.

Grey Does Matter

There is nothing rote
or banging
about this poetry or unofficial winter
but the skeptical clarity
of memory—
a slippery escarpment
of tidbits [surrounded by loud water,
maybe shale]
welling up a
gainst the grey light
under the skull:

leaves failing
buildings falling
[even the honeymoon hotel imploded]
toothy women
a flying man [not burning]
blood aching out

here and there.

it is      falling snow
           a typhoon
           a rainbow smear
           a clap
the weather channel tells me
                              [about fog]
more than I need
to know but can't help
tuning in.