Treasure Island

Chris Forhan

(1959 - / Seattle, Washington)

Poems of Chris Forhan

1. A Child's Guide to Etiquette 3/19/2012
2. Billet-Doux 3/19/2012
3. Gouge, Adze, Rasp, Hammer 1/13/2003
4. Last Words 3/19/2012
5. Late Meditation 3/19/2012
6. My Almost-Daughter, my Nearly-was Son 3/19/2012
7. Prayer's Before Sleep 3/19/2012
8. Vanishing Act 3/19/2012

Billet-Doux

She reads by the light of a guttering candle
and likes the feel of each page's gilt edge
as she lifts it slightly at the corner, readying

herself to turn it. If the wind whips
the sycamore branches outside her window,
if her nightgowned shoulders shudder once

from a sudden chill, so much the better,

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