I reach for the words I’ve used before.
I tell you the same things over and over.
Such watery talk.
I touch you in the places I know to find.
You respond in your old way.
We have our weather;
routes we take
to take again.
And as the slope of your shoulders
I look for a range of words
outlined in the distance.
Routes we takeRachael Simpson’s poetry has been published in Canada, the United States and abroad. Her debut chapbook, Eiderdown, was released in 2012 out of Apt 9 Press. She lives in Ottawa and blogs at seedandpearl.blogspot.ca
by Rachael Simpson
above/ground press broadside #325