Photo by Clive Collins


by Lisa Roullard

i’ve carved keys on this downed cedar

and now i play

what my fingers remember

my body offering

enough loneliness

to sing the stream’s stones

back together


About the photographer: Clive Collins is the author of two novels, The Foreign Husband (Marion Boyars) and Sachiko’s Wedding (Marion Boyars/ Penguin Books). Misunderstandings, a collection of short stories, was joint winner of the Macmillan Silver PEN Award in 1994. Carried Away and Other Stories is now available from Red Bird Chapbooks. Lucky for us, Clive is also our poetry editor.