Friday, March 21, 2014

"poem" broadsheet #325: Routes we take, by Rachael Simpson

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
borders mine,

I look for a range of words
outlined in the distance.

Routes we take
by Rachael Simpson
above/ground press broadside #325
Rachael 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

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