RACHAEL SIMPSON

 

Rachael Simpson’s poetry has been published in Canada and the United States. She lives in Ottawa.

WEBSITE

https://seedandpearl.blogspot.ca  

SOCIAL MEDIA

https://instagram.com/simpsonrachael/

BOOKS, PUBLICATIONS, PROJECTS

https://apt9press.wordpress.com/books/five/

 

TRAMP ART

from Five (Apt. 9 Press, 2014)

 

Even now, the old can
still smells of sardine
no matter how fine
his knife scrapes
curl metal into
softest wood,
no matter how far
he tinkers
away from her
collecting
rag and bone
the sardines line
his memory like
a tin’s loam, 
how quick his fingers
snap into place
to rinse scraps
in the creek’s
warm shallow,
sun smelting his back
to forge
every break
in every piece.
He kneels down

and not for the last time
whistles low,
makes sounds
one makes
when one thinks
one is alone.