Passing of Grief

Your desert boots in the corner of the closet,
slump against hardwood where you left them by the door,
where I left them by the door, that cracking sound
they made when lifted from that hard, still place,
something giving way.

Canoe through Shenandoah current where

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Lisa J. Parker is the author of the 2010 Weatherford Award-winning book This Gone Place and her work has appeared in numerous literary magazines and anthologies. She received her MFA in Creative Writing from Pennsylvania State University, and has been awareded the Randall Jarrell Prize In Poetry, the National Allen Tate Memorial Prize In Poetry, and an Academy of American Poets Prize.

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