Gold out of gold
along alchemical contours
beneath the compass
a few degrees off human.
dna words as beacon
across the deep articulation
of dwarfed graffiti
An aspirant crossing the lake of fire;
in a flickering fern enclosure
an angular altar;
a fat branch
the narrow Christ.
published in Ottawa by above/ground press
a/g subscribers receive a complimentary copy
The painting in the cover photograph is the smallest panel of an untitled triptych by Lyn Richards, 2017-19. 30 x 36” 76 x 91cms (at widest point). Oil on panel.
Pete Smith has published two previous chapbooks with above/ground press, Strum of Unseen (2008) & A New Love/An Aching Stone (2016); others with Kamloops Poets’ Factory, Wild Honey Press, Eire, Oystercatcher & Poetical Histories, UK; essays & reviews in print & on-line yon & hither. Shearsman Books, UK, published a collection Bindings With Discords in 2015. He lives in downtown Kamloops beside a creek & behind many trees.
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