Friday, 23 February 2018

Arctic Vortex Aftermath

by Katherine L. Gordon


There are no gods in the wilderness,
only wolves remain scavenging
in the four corners of the savage winds.
Angels are made of black iron,
refrain from kissing their frozen feet.
In the tangle of crushed trees:
a flurry of fur and tails,
monkeys are returning.


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Katherine L. Gordon is a rural Ontario poet, publisher, judge, editor and reviewer, working to promote the voices of women poets around the world, as they are now flowering into acclaim.  She has many books, chapbooks, anthologies and collaborations with fine contemporaries whose work inspires her.  Her poems have been translated and awarded internationally.  Latest book: Piping at the End of Days, Valley Press.