Tuesday, December 20, 2022

Tuesday poem #507 : Margo LaPierre : Hysteresis



Hysteresis is the name
for a system of stress
in an organism        or an object

when effects of
the stressor

lag behind its origin action.

Soil remembers the constriction of glaciers
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

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