Greening the Bones of Beginnings

Greening the Bones of Beginnings

i celebrate with coffee, chocolate, zucchini and humus

the pine nuts sweet tinge of turpentine

the presence of absence

which sounds incredibly like absinthe - and perhaps it must -

it isn’t you personally that i miss

it is the after taste of lost imagination

what could have beens,

if only we, and then we didn’t,

now here i am, sitting with the scent of ferries

drop by drop i add our memories to my life

clouding the road just enough

until i see you three

there by the gallant antique shop, as shadows

distilled marauders

you are all dead and still you pillage my living

Suzanne S. Rancourt

Suzanne S. Rancourt, Abenaki/Huron descent, has authored two books: Billboard in the Clouds, Curbstone Press / NU Press 2nd print, received the Native Writers’ Circle of the Americas First Book Award. murmurs at the gate, Unsolicited Press, released May 2019. Ms. Rancourt holds degrees in expressive arts therapy, creative writing, and psychology.  She is a USMC and Army Veteran. Her works are published /forthcoming in Chachalaca Review, Straw Dog Writers Pandemic Poetry Project, The Ilanot Review, Cathexis, Pif Magazine, Other Worldly Women Press Anthology, Mizmor Anthology, Rat’s Ass Review, Lucky Jefferson, The Wrath-Bearing Tree, Free State Review, Event Magazine, Pangyrus, BigCityLit, Callaloo, Cimarron Review, Muddy River Poetry Review, Ginosko, Tupelo Press Native Voice Anthology, New Reader Magazine. For more info:

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