Sunday, May 02, 2021

New Poetry by Linda King

An Evening Poem

we all edit our lives
some make it over
into vintage movie posters
where words circle their meanings
like notes carved into pine tables
years ago

now    you want someone
to show you a new trick
to remove the conditions
dissolve the heavy air
of late afternoons    whiskey
and leftover words
from unfinished poems

you try to reach their essence
but all day you have been holding
the ocean    all day
you  have been writing
an evening poem

- © Linda King 2021

Linda King is the author of five poetry collections, the most recent -antibodies in the alphabet - BlazeVOX Books (2019). Her work has been published in numerous journals (including Bluepepper) in Canada and internationally.  She has been nominated for Best of the Net and also for the Pushcart Prize.  King lives and writes on The Sunshine Coast of British Columbia, Canada.

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