LATE OCTOBER, MORNING, EARLY, FACING SOUTH
a moment ago a wind blew
through the workshop of an icon-maker
in a dry village at the edge of the world
pure powdered gold in thin sheets
furling through time just now catch
on a flaring bush at the edge of the field
what is it in you that, struck, stirs so?
the white-tailed doe bounds into woods
her exclamation becomes invisible
Susan Gillis’s most recent book is Yellow Crane (Brick Books, 2018), a meditation on ecologies of place, writing, and desire. A member of the collaborative group Yoko’s Dogs, Susan also works as an editor and mentor.