Friday, May 6, 2016

A Poem by Anca Vlasopolos

A Lot More than Half Way

          in our dark woods
notches on trees        aluminum tabs nailed
tell us

          from here on
you're on the path of the orphan
you lose your best love
a leg    a knee               one or more of your senses

          as we crawl on
we grow thankful
          for the small mercies
half a day's

Anca Vlasopolos published the award-winning novel The New Bedford Samurai; the award-winning memoir No Return Address:  A Memoir of Displacement; three collections of Poems, Cartographies of Scale (and Wing) (2015); Walking Toward Solstice (2012); and Penguins in a Warming World (2007); three poetry chapbooks, a detective novel, Missing Members, and over two hundred poems and short stories.  She was nominated several times for the Pushcart Award in poetry and fiction.

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