by Corinne Lee
Stabat Mater: the mother
as if in gelatin. Paper grass–
that your too grown daughter has wandered. Strayed,
mezzotint. While back here
eaters (pillarbound). Hocus pocus/
only celebrating, on the long ago days
Vikings in the coffee, scimitars
Yet above this inadequate littlest town
passing visits. To a lone deity (rhapsodic coinage).
that kith and kin be forfeited––
this surfeit of flesh and blood
the dreamer wakes. While stirring
rapt. And sweet trumpery
Corinne Lee's poems have been published in dozens of online and print literary magazines, ranging from The Beloit Poetry Journal to Fine Madness. Ms. Lee has been a multiple nominee for the Pushcart Prize. Her book PYX won the 2004 National Poetry Series and will be published by Penguin in 2005. Ms. Lee is the owner and publisher of Winnow Press (www.winnowpress.com). She lives in Central Texas with her husband and young children.