Opposition and Sister Squares, Chris Gavalier

The question

Edward Walker

   after Kay Ryan  


 will this be the one
 that kills us
 or can we stand
 up enough in what
 ever freezing
 kitchens to
 light the fire
 of our own slim
 unrealized winter
 dream & by so doing
 pass through once
 more to spring
 & all its remedies 
 & music & its call
 to everything follow
 me follow my voice
 oh nations & become 

Edward Walker is a teacher and writer from Des Moines, Iowa, whose work has appeared in several journals, most recently NImrod and the Georgetown Review