Monday, July 26, 2021

new from above/ground press: The End of Lake Superior, by Kōan Anne Brink

The End of Lake Superior
Kōan Anne Brink

The End of Lake Superior

It was
    cool and dark,
azalea in bloom
at the edge

of the forest.
The raw silk of it
    peeking out
from its

heavily ironed
dress shirt.

Still more surface
    area than flowing
water, it was
hard to live by glacial

repose alone.
The visible saints
    drifting again

into imitation,
into the world’s late


We buried ourselves
at her bequest.

published in Ottawa by above/ground press
July 2021
a/g subscribers receive a complimentary copy

Kōan Anne Brink
was born and raised in Minnesota. They are the Art Writing Fellow at The Cooper Union and a lay ordained Sōtō Zen student. They live in Santa Fe.

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