Shovel Creek
Alexandra Kamerling

While she paints the trio
the glacier moves from left to right

I touch what might be
midnight in auburn

Deborah, Hess, Hayes
our comfort in

gravel, limbs
moving with

but never through
stained air, misplaced lake

shoreline of ash
then talk of daughters

Shovel Creek
a fire named for water

next year we’ll come
for morels in permafrost
Alexandra Kamerling holds an MFA in poetry from Brooklyn College.
Originally from Fairbanks, Alaska, she now lives and teaches in Brooklyn.


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