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eGeorge Perreault has received awards from the Nevada Arts Council, the Washington Poets Association, the International Dancing Poetry Festival, the McCabe Poetry Prize, and the Fischer Prize in Poetry. He has served as a visiting writer in New Mexico, Montana, and Utah, and his work has been nominated both for the Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net. Recent work appears in The American Journal of Poetry, Timberline Review, High Desert Journal, and Weber – The Contemporary West.

 

 

 

 

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The power snapped off mid-morning, snow

probably eating into a line or transformer, no

clocks unless battery-fed, and lunch is a cold

sandwich, colder drink, room-temp chips which

I seal with a clip reading Beef Barn, Greenville’s

Finest Restaurant, so that’s twenty years now,

long since a hurricane swallowed our house along

the banks of the Tar, long since tobacco harvested

my wife, and if it’s just seven circles of the sun to

relieve all my cells, I’m not still harboring any that

supplanted the ones back there, to say nothing of

whoever I might be, rock abraded to golden sand,

toes of a child wading shallow pools, little fish

darting in sun-slants, always just out of reach.

 

 

©2018 George Perreault

 

 

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