Pairs of people not you not me good at the gauging
as if they were sweeping as if they’d been stripping. Two
one of them you wandering down the decade as desperado
squatters secret behind curtains in case they could be caught
clueless punting around in a Sargasso Sea of papers.
Nomadic in rills/ ridges of books. No one would live
long enough to want it all. Coming into their chaos
a clever boy and girl can still believe they are
a beautiful keeping somehow separate from the earth.
Laurinda Lind lives in New York’s North Country. Some publications/ acceptances are in Blue Earth Review, Comstock Review, Main Street Rag, Paterson Literary Review, and Radius; also anthologies Visiting Bob: Poems Inspired by the Life and Work of Bob Dylan (New Rivers Press) and AFTERMATH: Explorations of Loss and Grief (Radix Media). In 2018, she won first place in both the Keats-Shelley Prize for adult poetry and the New York State Fair poetry competition.