Jami Macarty | HELICOPTER


To propel upward

press through the clamped-down lid

a two-way bed is all that’s needed.

A mutable bed, a mutual bed.

One moment replaces another.

A tear table, a tea bench.


Inexact, uneven rotors

supply lift, pull vertically.

To feel the All—

the wind’s lid


in the dust.


Author’s Bio

JAMI MACARTY teaches contemporary poetry and creative writing at Simon Fraser University and is an editor of the online poetry journal The Maynard. A recipient of a BC Arts Council grant, her poems have appeared in Arc Poetry Magazine, Beloit Poetry Journal, Drunken Boat, The Fiddlehead, and PRISM international, among others.