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24 May15

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Shoestring Press
 
The Poetry Business  

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collection –
“Life and Other Terms”
Shoestring Press;
 
“Brittle Bones”
Salt;
 
“Women Who Dye Their Hair”
and
“Listening to Dancing”
Smith/Doorstop
 

 

 

 

Life and Other Terms

I split autumn perennials,
layer rhododendrons for spring,
lashed by winds,
lacking even good bones
against the virtues of age.
 
With full hands
I pull at heels of rosemary,
lad’s love sweet and sad,
bitter rue and yarrow.
Geraniums on the patio
turned out like children to get the sun;
the faint green of old bottles
wait for something to be done with them,
 
and I see living’s a job like any other,
that there are no true and perfect implements
to trim the edges, only working usages, like knives.
 

Janet Fisher

in collection Life and Other Terms, 2015, Shoestring Press,
ISBN 978-1-910323-27-4