is the name
for a system of stress
in an organism or an object
when effects of
lag behind its origin action.
Soil remembers the constriction of
and pushes up bitter white strawberries.
The band of your new Calvin Klein shelf bra
loosens and ripples until it barely
touches your ribc
Margo LaPierre is a freelance editor and author of Washing Off the Raccoon Eyes (Guernica Editions, 2017). She serves as newsletter editor of Arc Magazine and is a member of poetry collective VII. She is the winner of the 2021 Room Poetry Contest and the 2020 subTerrain Lush Triumphant Award for Fiction. Her work has appeared in Arc, filling Station, CAROUSEL, PRISM, carte blanche and elsewhere. She is a Creative Writing MFA candidate at UBC. Find her on Twitter @margolapierre.the Tuesday poem is curated by rob mclennan