“in the dirt in the corner,” by Sasha at Knowlton Lake

Thursday April 16, 2020
5 minutes
Ara Poetica #100
Elizabeth Alexander

The lake glistens like she knows the secret of how to be flow and roll waves and sunlight and sleet and snow
Thaw and freeze and do it again
The lake kisses each morning like the sweetheart that it is cradles dawn and dusk in the belly of her flowing
Wax and wane and do it again
The lake remembers the scratch of the motor boat the fishing line
the garbage collecting in the corners
Grieve and release and do it again