Michael Redhill


Michael Redhill Poems

1. Phases 1/20/2003
2. Gods 1/20/2003
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Gods

The gorse-edged trail, the path up through sheep laurel and sedge
by the lake, and then up again through the meadow and remnants
of orchard and mill. Nine-months pregnant, you leaned back
into shadow under a russet-thick apple tree, then on after that
to the edge of the pine forest, the signs promising
a circle back to the parking lot. Still later, a steel bridge brought us
over the river, the water bursting against the mesh-encased blocks
buttressing the tracks that once went to Waterford and Kitchener,
and here there was another road and we were lost. We'd ...

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