A DOSE OF CERTAIN THINGS
Livestock reports and remnants
of history – I built a fire with whiskey,
tree limb and a memory of horses.
Tilled wilderness paused toward
far-off church bells. Oh
I have made a bleached skull, No Name
cemetery marker. The bell’s echo
swayed down on me: barn afire
and geese helpless over home.
Method: I marked off a column of text one vertical inch wide down the right margins of two pages from Jim Harrison’s Dalva, and used only words and phrases located within those two vertical column inches. (Harrison, Jim. Dalva. New York: Washington Square Press, 1988. Print. 117, 175.
Lori Brack‘s book of poems, Museum Made of Breath, was published by Spartan Press, Kansas City, in 2018. Her poems have appeared in journals including Another Chicago Magazine, North American Review, and Mid-American Review.