Shimmers, shimmys; contracts, expands. Containment. All I can see: endless, bare. Concurrently infinite. Pebble, plumb. The horizon. Disguise the window. It matters, more. The hayfield, barnyard, grassy pasture. Photographs, arteries, gravestones. Corn bin, listed. Words as long as facts. Deep breathing. Salt. The salt-lick. Impossible, inarticulate desire. Heart is not a horizontal motion. Barometer, an air-change you can smell. School-age. Set, to finish line. The dog laughs, bouncing. Bicycle, a wooden solo. Stick. There will be a sibling, soon. Not yet. Such startling downpour.
About the Writer
rob mclennan’s most recent titles include The Uncertainty Principle: stories, (Chaudiere Books, 2014) and the poetry collections A perimeter (New Star Books, 2016) and Household items (Salmon Poetry, 2018). He spent the 2007-8 academic year in Edmonton as writer-in-residence at the University of Alberta, and regularly posts reviews, essays, interviews and other notices at robmclennan.blogspot.com.