POETRY: KIRSTY ELLIOT
Today I can not tell you
if the photo will come true.
Workers on ladders in an orchard
holding powder puffs to move the pollen
from one flower to the other flower.
What the bee did for free
without having to be asked
without needing to be told.
Furry body going home in golden dust
taking while giving, the world away.
Kirsty Elliot's poetry book True, by Leaf Press was shortlisted for the Gerald Lampert award and long listed for the Re-Lit Awards, so she's kind of a loser. She has a homestead on Lasqueti Island but has moved to town so her kid's can enjoy the traumatizing experience of high school. She is presently an elementary school librarian and secretary.
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