MAPPING THE CITY: DC Places, Part
Not far from whir
of microwave, clatter of tumbled ice
in electric-lit suburban house
two geese fight it out with the current
in the frigid dusk, their shivering necks
ducking under desolate creek
roiling brown and grey
between the rocks, but for a
slash of raspberry
draping the inlet, mirroring
a stroke of distant cloud. A solitary pair—
catching dinner in the wilderness.
Simki Ghebremichael's work has appeared
recently in So To Speak, Capitalism Nature Socialism,
Tough Times Companion, and the anthology Keeping Time:
150 Years of Journal Writing. Her poem "Prague TV" won
first prize in the 2010 Split This Rock national poetry contest.
in Volume 11, Number 4, Fall 2010.
more by this author:
Simki Ghebremichael: DC Places Issue