Bio Note: Despite what happens in the macrocosm, my solace lies in my immediate environment, in family, and in poetry. The poetry springs from love and loss, and though I wish it were different, from fear. Pandemus is from my new book, Threnody, most of which was written during the pandemic.
Upon a current flowing west, a wide red swath divides the water. I try to drown the thought of death, but wish to know which curse is this and what great beast is bleeding. My ailing dog asleep all day, my children grown and scattered, sadness piles on sadness, a layer cake of sorrow, with icing made of daily dread, and filling made of marrow.
from Threnody, Moon Tide Press, 2022
©2022 Donna Hilbert
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