Poem to Genevieve
Midnight sun shines on your mother’s face,
a sweet supernal glow, a show of real force.
You’re getting caught up in aromatic thoughts,
in your humour’s sense; I can see you
with a cool Marian grin,
unperturbed by the bittersweet burden of earth
and her strange strained world
published in Ottawa by above/ground press
a/g subscribers receive a complimentary copy
N.W. Lea lives with his family in Whitehorse, Yukon. Find his books at invisiblepublishing.com.
This is Lea’s sixth above/ground press chapbook, after light years (2006), Present! (2014), Nervous System (2018), Five Mothers (2019) and Less Dream (2021).
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