Christianne Balk


Christianne Balk Poems

1. Departure 1/1/2004
2. Lauds for St. Germaine Cousin (1579-1601) 1/1/2004
3. The Kitchen Shears Speak 1/13/2003
4. Shorthorns 1/1/2004
5. Birds, Converging 3/19/2012

Departure

Thousands of tiny
fists tamping the surface of the lake
flowing like a wide
river gone crazy, southeast, westnorth
letting the wind push
it around in its bed and the boat
hull hugging the shore.
What else can she do? Even the trees
agree, shaking

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