A Poetry Sporadical of Repeating Forms

Triple Lutz A Haikoum

by Anna Evans

The ice, newly smooth:
a sheet of crisp white paper;
the skate blades, the ink.

Skaters trace the ice,
a sheet of crisp white paper,
with strange loops and whirls.

The skate blades, the ink
emptied into new poems
with strange loops and whirls.

All life’s sadnesses
empty into new poems:
white anesthesia.

Our life’s sadnesses,
erased by skating backwards:
white anesthesia.

Keep checking behind:
erased by skating backwards,
your first strokes forward.

Keep checking behind;
avoid others in your path.
You’re first! Stroke forward!

The ice, newly smooth;
avoid others in your path,
skaters. Trace the ice!

Anna Evans, is the editor of The Raintown Review and of the formal poetry e-zine The Barefoot Muse. She is the author of two poetry chapbooks, Swimming and Selected Sonnets, both published by Maverick Duck Press.


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