Contents


Forest Fire

Goldfinches Near Cooper Marsh

Beer and Rock Bass

Bullfrogs

The Creek Behind My House

The Game

Whitetail

En Route à Montréal/The Flowering Crab

Siamese Fighting Fish/Distant Carp

In Open Air

First Unmelting Flake

Snared

Remembered Moose


About the Poet

Acknowledgements

Chapbook Home

Friday Circle Home

Near Cooper Marsh

by Jesse P. Ferguson




First Unmelting Flake


flew low across the lawn
            suddenly present

portentous
            as the first robin

        landed by my shoe

and sealed
the doom of my father’s

garden by coldly
            refusing to melt






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Copyright © 2006 by Jesse P. Ferguson
Electronic edition, 2006. ISBN 1-896362-40-0
Print edition forthcoming. ISBN 1-896362-41-9