Poetry Month #13: Two Poems by Karla Linn Merrifield

Superior Force

A war of raccoons
with armadillo clashes;
Orion’s arrow
shoots into old palm forest
canopy— stars for the dark.

This Does Not Feel like a Sustainable Operation

I am running out of fingernails and cuticles

to mangle. Toes too. Scabs picked clean.
I am sick and tired. I have had it with naming

the scars. Mr. Biggie on my right upper arm,
et al.. I am deprived. Little sleep. No dreams.


Karla Linn Merrifield, a nine-time Pushcart-Prize nominee and National Park Artist-in-Residence, has 12 books to her credit, the newest of which is Bunchberries, More Poems of Canada, a sequel to Godwit:  Poems of Canada (FootHills), which received the Eiseman Award for Poetry. She is assistant editor and poetry book reviewer for The Centrifugal Eye, a member of the board of directors of Just Poets (Rochester, NY), and a member of the Florida State Poetry Society, and The Author’s Guild.  Visit her at http://karlalinn.blogspot.com.  

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About Miriam Sagan

I'm blogging about poetry, land art, haiku, women artists, road trips, and Baba Yaga at Miriam's Well (https://miriamswell.wordpress.com). The well is ALWAYS looking to publish poetry on our themes, sudden fiction, and guest bloggers and musers.

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