Tuesday, January 08, 2019

Tuesday poem #301 : Elisha May Rubacha : see

200 acres of space
that I was afraid to explore

between the fishers, coyotes, and cougars
my father warned me about

“if a cougar attacks you,” he’d say
“your only chance

is to pull out its eye”

Elisha May Rubacha lives, writes, and gardens in Peterborough, ON. She was a finalist for Peterborough's Outstanding Emerging Artist Award (2018), and shortlisted for the PRISM International Creative Non-fiction Contest (2016). Her work has been published by Apt. 9 Press, Electric City Magazine, Puddles of Sky Press, Bywords, The Steel Chisel, and Skirt Quarterly, with a publication from Exile forthcoming. She is the editor and designer of bird, buried press.

the Tuesday poem is curated by rob mclennan

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