Friday, 3 April 2009

presence presents by Shirla White

now is the only tense

when you send a word my way,

each one a petal
drifting from a wishflower
held by someone
as distant as your flaws, echoing

she loves me

with the flicker of a firefly's eyes.

Shirla White, Saskatchewan, Canada

1 comment:

Crafty Green Poet said...

Shirla White is a senior in high school and currently resides in the prairies of Saskatchewan, Canada. She was a recipient of the Live Global Communications Literacy Award for Poetry and the Currie-Hyland Prize. She has been a Featured Poet in One Night Stanzas and was recently published in a handful of stones, What the Thunder Said, and The Prairie Messenger.