Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Tuesday poem #275 : Beth Ayer : Re: The Cafeteria Wallpaper

I clock in at 9
To count and recount

(Not Sisyphus
More Ovid)

Tension wires
Reaching the distance

I’m laying napkins
end to end

Beginning to see
Where I am

A crab apple tree
Was here

I measure what remains
By the new grass

Alive in the circumference
Where bows once wept

How I love
A ruin

How we lie
end to end

Beth Ayer is a poet and editor. You can read her poems in Apartment Poetry, Divine Magnet, Jubilat, Ocean State Review, and Sixth Finch. She lives in Easthampton, MA. Her debut chapbook, LIMPING TO THE BIG BAD, is out soon with above/ground press.

the Tuesday poem is curated by rob mclennan

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