Poem of the Week: April 27th, 2015

Aran Donovan’s poetry has appeared in the journals Rhino, New Ohio Review, and Southern Poetry Review. More of her work can be found in Volume 3, Issue 1 of burntdistrict.

on the up and up
By Aran Donovan

gallows make order

of witches and new

colonies but to find a ladder

trained up this building like

a climbing rose – there’s no

way past it even

for a simple task

like groceries.

I am so recently

recovered: my shadow kept

circumference of

me, a pack of dogs

leashed shortly and insisting

on words like marooned.

like eggs.

craters

of the moon are named

for loneliness or

Spanish governors, but I

am on the up and up,

compiling grocery lists:

no gate, no Beatrice, the moon

is not for you.


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