over a hundred lamps were found in the dark
limestone plates filled will fuel
a more intricate carved sandstone
like a spoon for fire
hearths and resinous torches
smell of pine and lemon
little we see in nature that is ours
lit within lit from within
tell myself my story
published in Ottawa by above/ground press
a/g subscribers receive a complimentary copy
Jessica Smith is the author of numerous chapbooks including Trauma Mouth (Dusie 2015) and The Lover is Absent (above/ground press, 2017) and three full-length books of poetry, Organic Furniture Cellar (Outside Voices 2006), Life-List (Chax Press 2015), and How to Know the Flowers (Veliz Books 2019). She is a member of the National Book Critics Circle and teaches at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
This is Smith's fourth chapbook with above/ground press, after Shifting Landscapes (2006), MNEMOTECHNICS (2013) and The Lover is Absent (2017).
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