Chris Forhan

(1959 - / Seattle, Washington)

Chris Forhan Poems

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


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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